Dawn at Black Jack

June 2, 2021

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 165 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.



2021 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.

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

-Henry C. Pate

Battle of Black Jack 165th Anniversary Tour

June 5, 2021, at 3:00 p.m.

To commemorate the 165th Anniversary of the Battle of Black Jack, there will be guided tour of the Battlefield beginning at 3:00 p.m. on June 5, 2021.

The tour will be conducted by John Brown and Henry Clay Pate, who in addition to recounting the battle, will tell of what led up to their early morning encounter on June 2, 1856, and its aftermath.

This event is free and open to the public

Last year's anniversary event had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  If circumstance should require something similar for this year's event, it will be announced here.