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Grounds and Trails open Dawn to Dusk

7 Days per Week.

Robert Hall Pearson Farmhouse open seasonally or by appointment.

Please also consider donating to the Black Jack Battlefield Endowment Fund, managed by the Douglas County Community Foundation.


Consider making a donation to the Park and the Endowment Fund for #GivingTuesday.

Go to, select the Black Jack Battlefield Endowment Fund from the pull-down menu, and follow the prompts; or, send a check or money  order made out to the Douglas County Community Foundation with a note that it is for the Black Jack Battlefield Endowment Fund, and mail to 900 Massachusetts Street, Suite  406, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Mission: To preserve and make accessible this nationally significant battlefield and its environs for posterity, and provide for multiple uses of the site for the benefit not only of those seeking to better understand the battle and its role in American history, but also others who desire the opportunity of relating woodlands and prairie.

I went to take Old Brown, and Old Brown took me.

-Henry C. Pate