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.


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

-Henry C. Pate

2017 Events

Civil War Trust Park Day at Black Jack, Saturday, April 1, 2017

We will again be participating in the annual Park Day event that is sponsored by the Civil War Trust to clean up and improve civil war sites across the country. On that day thousands of volunteers will come to civil war sites to donate their time and effort to honor these important places by doing whatever is needed at the individual sites.

This year we will be landscaping, maintaining trails, and removing brush, trash, and other debris that has collected over the winter. There will be low impact activities available.

Volunteers are welcome and encouraged to bring rakes, shovels, pruners, or other yard maintenance equipment. They should also bring work gloves and wear work clothes and sturdy footwear.

Water and light food will be provided. No preregistration is required, but wavers must be signed the day of the event by all participants or guardians.

Rain or shine.

Meet at the Robert Hall Pearson Farmhouse in the Black Jack Battlefield and Nature Park, 163 E2000 Road, Wellsville, KS 66092. - 3 miles east of Baldwin City, Kansas, on US Highway 56, and then a half mile south on E2000 Road.

Activities begin at 9:00 a.m., but come when you can and leave when you must.