Dawn at Black Jack

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

5:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m.

Masks and full social distancing procedures
will be required for all attendees


Battle of Black Jack 165th Anniversary Tour

Saturday, June 5 - 3:00 p.m.

See Our Events page for more details.

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our good friend, board member, and long-time supporter of Black Jack, Ken Abitz. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. He will be missed.

Thanks go out to our Sponsors

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Proud Partner

Covid-19 Information:

- The Park will remain open but visitors are required to maintain social distancing as per the guidelines of the CDC and the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department -

- The port-a-john has been restored to the park, so there are now restroom facilities in the Park again-.

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Grounds and Trails open Dawn to Dusk

7 Days per Week.

Robert Hall Pearson Farmhouse open seasonally or by appointment.


Mission: The Black Jack Battlefield Trust shares the story of America's first battle of the Civil War, restores the site's tallgrass prairie ecosystem. and relates the story of our national agricultural history.

Heritage Conservation Council of Douglas County, Kansas

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

...or Donate!



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

-Henry C. Pate

Go to https://www.dccfoundation.org/product/black-jack-battlefield-endowment-fund/, 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.