On Sunday afternoon on November 29th, December 6th, December 13th and January 3rd., you will have the opportunity to take a private tour of two historic buildings (six person max. per group)!  In the 1844 Presley Tyler Farmhouse, visitors will learn about the homestead’s history and enjoy the whimsical beauty of Christmas.  Holly and other evergreen adorn the mantels and staircase while trees are decorated in the library and parlor.  The 1795 stone cottage includes a special exhibit featuring a 60-piece Thomas Kinkade 1930s village and moving train.   Call the office at 502-266-9802 to reserve your time.

Tickets are $5 per adult and $3 per child.

Visit Blackacre

Keep your sense of proportion by regularly, preferably daily, visiting the natural world.

- Catlin Matthews

Daycation Destination

Feed our Farm Animals, Hike one of our Trails, Browse our 1795 Appalachian double crib barn, or Relax at one of our ponds. Make Blackacre your Daycation Destination!

Weddings & Special Event Rentals

For a truly unique wedding, reception, party, or business meeting - let Blackacre help you create and unforgettable event!

Community Gardens

Over 300 rental plots starting at $15 for the season.

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Renovated Presley Tyler House Open for Tours

Renovated Presley Tyler House Open for Tours

Every Sunday during the month of October from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. the newly renovated 1844 Presley Tyler Farmhouse will be open for historical tours. The exterior was recently restored as well as interior walls.  Funding for this project was made possible through...

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Blackacre’s primary mission is environmental and pioneer education. Our camps are one of the many ways we fulfill that mission.

Community Garden

Blackacre is the sole manager of the largest Community Garden in Jefferson County with over 200 gardeners renting nearly 300 plots.

Facility Rental

Rent your option of several special spots on Blackacre’s picturesque farm land, including a historic Appalachian Double Crib Log Barn built in the 1790s.



Blackacre State Nature Preserve & Historic Homestead |Overview

Visit Blackacre

… just 25 minutes from downtown Louisville … the spacious Blackacre State Nature Preserve & Historic Homestead is a place where visitors can hike, take in the historic grounds …

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