AAA Editor Notes
Black Jack Battlefield & Nature Park 3 mi. e. on SR 56 to 163 E. 2000 Rd., is part of the Black Jack Battlefield National Historic Monument. The Battle of Black Jack, led by abolitionist John Brown, took place here in 1856. Explore the 40-acre battlefield and park on a self-guiding tour; brochures are available. Visitors can also see the 1890 Pearson Farmhouse (owned by Robert Hall Pearson, who fought beside Brown in the battle) and hike on nature trails that feature a variety of prairie grasses, wildflowers, shrubs and trees.
Note: Parking is available on site near the Pearson House.
Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum.