The Black Jack Battlefield and Nature Park is being developed on the site of the Battle of Black Jack, June 2, 1856. The goal is to protect it from the suburban growth that threatens to destroy the very land where John Brown and Henry Clay Pate fought their historic battle. The park will help tell the story of the unique role that the Battle played in our shared history. By utilizing the historic Robert Hall Pearson House, it also tells the story of a late 19th-century farmstead and the effects of Manifest Destiny on the land and people. Finally, it will preserve wildlife habitat and provide a place to experience the beauty and tranquility of a natural Kansas landscape. The Black Jack Battlefield and Nature Park is now open year round from dawn to dusk for self-guided tours. Guided tours are available at 1pm on the first Saturday and Sunday of the month, May - October. All tours are no charge, however donations are appreciated. Private and Group Tours are also available by appointment for a nominal fee.