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

-Henry C. Pate


2020 Events

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.

Dawn at Black Jack

June 2, 2020

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

There will be a special tour of the battlefield on the same date and at the same time that the battle occurred 163 years earlier.

Please arrive no later than 4:45 a.m. and bring a flashlight or lantern.

This event is free and open to the public, and is held annually on the anniversary of the June 2, 1856, battle.

Battle of Black Jack Reenactment Weekend

June 6 and 7, 2020

For the commemoration of the 164th anniversary of the Battle of Black Jack, we will be having full scale reenactments of the battle the weekend of June 6/7, 2020.  We are working with the First Federal Division, a national organization of experienced reenactors, who will be bringing to Black Jack a group 100 participants who will have been fully vetted for their period clothing, weapons, and gear.  They will camp out on site, and in addition to reenacting the battle, they will be available for public interaction.  We are in the process of planning the events that weekend, and they will be posted here as they are finalized.

Park Day 2020 at Black Jack

Saturday, April 4, 2020

This year’s American Battlefield Trust Park Day at Black Jack is scheduled for Saturday, April 4th. Help us clean up the Park for the coming visitor season by upgrading nature trails, clearing brush, picking up litter and debris from winter storms, and generally sprucing up the Battlefield and the Park. Bring gloves, wear sturdy clothing and footwear, and consider bringing appropriate tools. Drinks and snacks will be provided.