Country Christmas is our most anticipated event of the year!  Join us for an afternoon of family fun activities:
  • Santa Visit
  • Hayrides
  • Thomas Kinkade Village with Train Exhibit
  • Christian Academy Carolers
  • Hot Cocoa and Desserts
  • Shadow Puppet Show
  • Wood Burning Activity
  • Miss Prim
  • Santa Workshop Crafts
  • Barrel Train Rides
Christmas Folklore Hike Dec. 9th 2-4 pm
House tour with Thomas Kinkade Village- Sundays through Dec. 17th
Country Christmas Dec. 2nd. 11-3 $20 a carload
Member only Holiday House Open in December

Become a member and enjoy the many wonderful benefits including early registration for summer camps and an invitation to our Members-only private holiday house tour with refreshments.  Memberships make the perfect holiday gift!

General memberships start at $50 .  Automated monthly giving is the easiest way to give.  By giving as little as $10, $15 or $20 a month, it helps us with managing our budget.  You will be create a lasting impact!

Support Us

Open Sunrise to Sunset. 7 Days a Week.

Incredible things happen when you support Blackacre. 

Whether you are a donor, volunteer, member or sponsor, your support enables us to provide educational programs, restore the historic structures, continue with conservation efforts, and ensure our unique site is preserved for generations to come.  

Every gift matters and every dollar counts at Blackacre.  You can donate on-line, become a member or drop a donation in the green postal box located in the barn every time you visit.

Thank you for your support.

Field Trips

Blackacre is where the past, present and future collide.  We provide the perfect environment for students to learn, discover, explore, and experience the following subjects; Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math and Kentucky History.  Our programs are designed to meet core academic standards.

We offer camps, workshops, virtual videos and unforgettable field trips where kids connect with each other and nature.


Historic Homestead

Come stroll a Kentucky pioneer homestead that was established over 200 years ago when Kentucky first became a state.  Learn about its ties to the American Revolutionary War and whiskey business.

There is so much to see and explore at Blackacre.  You can climb in the hayloft of one of the last double-crib Appalachia style barns in America, tour the Presley Tyler House and Spring House or see a working farm in operation.

Kentucky's First State
Nature Preserve

Come enjoy the beauty and wonder of our trails, streams, ponds, meadows and fields. The conservancy includes almost 300 acres and  miles of trails to enjoy and explore.

Points of interest include: One of the oldest White Oak trees in Ky (est. 1696), Waterfall Trail and Dragonfly Pond with observation deck.

Community Garden

Blackacre’s community garden is the largest in Jefferson County with over 400 plots.  We offer a range of options for gardening including:

  • Conventional and Organic plots
  • Variety of sizes: Micro-plots, raised beds, 7’x30′; 15’x30′ and up to 30’x30′
  • Pricing starts at $15 for the whole season


Amazing Things for You

Blackacre is a unique historic nature preserve that inspires curiosity and fosters learning by providing engaging and individualized experiences for people of all ages. We provide limitless experiences through exploration, discovery, celebrating and doing.

Come experience Blackacre.