Things to do

You’ll have no shortage of things to do and explore when you visit Blackacre Nature Preserve and Historic Homestead.  We are open from dawn to dusk and have almost 300 acres to enjoy any time of the year.

Feeding Animals -Daily

Come meet and enjoy the farm animals at Blackacre including horses, cows, goats and other animals that live in their natural spaces.  Bring plenty of carrots or apples to feed the farm animals along the fence line.  

Springtime is when most of the farm animals are born and on Saturdays mornings from May to September, families can enjoy learning about animal care and participate in the actual feeding.

Hiking – Daily

Come enjoy the various trails at Blackacre!   The two most popular trails include Waterfall Trail and Sunrise Trail.  Be sure to wear boots after a rain, it’s the best time to enjoy our streams, ponds and meadows.  Dragonfly Pond includes an observation deck.

Gardening – Seasonal

We are Jefferson County’s largest and friendliest community garden with over 400 various size rental plots. Starting at $15 for the whole season, gardeners can enjoy growing vegetables while cultivating lasting friendships.

Learning- Scheduled

Thousands of children come to Blackacre each year to learn science and history.   Our quality programs offer unique and memorable experiences for your K-12 students.  We offer students the opportunity to learn what life was like for a pioneer family, explore our 200 year old homestead, interact with our farm animals, or hike through the many acres of our nature preserve.  Our programs teach to them in interesting ways that supports their progress toward meeting common core academic standards.  

Summer camps, workshops, walking tours, summer docent tours, guided hikes and story time are some of the scheduled events visitors of all ages can experience Blackacre.  

Volunteering – Join our team!

If you enjoy the nature, animals, have a passion teaching or sharing  history, then you will love volunteering at Blackacre.

We offer numerous opportunities to become involved, and look forward to sharing these experiences with you.  Some examples of how you can become involved include trail maintenance, greeter, teacher, animal care expert, event volunteer, office help and gardening. 

Check out our calendar for our special events, activities and workshops.

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