Blackacre welcomes photographers to capture the natural beauty at our Historic Homestead.   We have nearly 300 acres of fields, streams, meadows and historic structures to enjoy. In order to maintain the integrity and beauty of our grounds, we do require permits.

Portrait photography,  commercial photography and videography requires a permit.  Portrait photographers may choose from a Day Pass ($30) or Annual Permit ($125).   With an annual permit you will be updated on private event dates to to ensure that there are no conflicts.

Commercial photography/videography used for commercial purposes and in movies, documentaries, television commercials, brochures, business cards, annual reports, advertising, retail products, websites, model portfolios, promotional projects, music videos or similar profit-making projects must be scheduled in advance and fees will be negotiated independent of the registration. Unless otherwise negotiated, Blackacre will receive a site recognition in final products.  

Fees are based on the scope of the project.  Inquiries at 502-266-9802.

No dogs are allowed on a nature preserve.  Please read all terms and agreement before purchasing a day or annual permit.

Note: Professional photography and videography at receptions, wedding ceremonies and private events scheduled at Blackacre are permitted with no additional fee.

Blackacre State Nature Preserve & Historic Homestead

Opening Hours:
Daily from dawn to dusk

Phone: (502)266-9802

Address: 3200 Tucker Station Road Louisville, KY 40299


 Day Pass


The Day Pass is designed for individuals planning a one-time photoshoot at Blackacre. To obtain your day permit, simply make the purchase on the same day as your photoshoot. Your receipt will then serve as your permit, valid only for the date of purchase.

All photographers are required to adhere to the terms and agreements outlined by Blackacre for photographers.

Annual Photography Permit

$125.00 / year

Your photographer permit allows to take photos around the different structures on homestead and in the wheat fields.  You will receive email updates of event schedules and announcement i.e., when the homestead will be decorated for the holiday and holiday photo session opportunities in the Farmhouse.  (Before purchasing a permit, you have read and agree to follow photographer guidelines).

Complete registration form.  An email confirming registration along a payment link will be sent within 1-2 business days.