Battlefield Tour With John Brown

and His Free State Militia

August 20, 2017 - 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. - As part of the Civil War on the Western Frontier activities commemorating the 154th anniversary of Quantrill's Raid on Lawrence, Kansas, there will be a special tour of the Black Jack Battlefield.

It will be conducted by Kerry Altenbernd as John Brown, assisted by members of the 13th Kansas Infantry Regiment reenactor group serving as his civilian Free State militia. Maybe a few proslavery men will be there too.

The reeactors will be camping on site, so come out early and visit with them.

Free and open to the public.  Donations are gratefully accepted.

Enjoy the beauty of Black Jack Battlefield & Nature Park at any time from dawn to dusk 365 days/year. 

We are open for visitors to walk the nature trails, have a picnic lunch at one of our tables or grab a walking tour brochure from the display outside the Robert Hall Pearson Farmstead Home. 

Reflect on events in our history that have had and continue to have an impact on our lives today.

2017 Events


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

-Henry C. Pate