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Black Jack Battlefield Opening Day

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Event# 785-883-2106

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Visit the historic location of the Battle of Black Jack as tour season begins the first Saturday in May at 1pm! There will be a guided tour by John Brown of the battlefield and historical information behind John Brown, the Battle of Black Jack, Bleeding Kansas, and the role that the Santa Fe Trail played in the first battle of the Civil War. Tours will continue on Saturdays and Sundays until October 21st. The battlefield and park is located 3 miles east of Baldwin City, KS and ¼ mile south of Highway 56 in rural Douglas County Kansas.

Black Jack Battlefield Opening Day

Address : Black Jack Battlefield & Nature Park Baldwin City KS
Phone : 785-883-2106   (Always call and confirm events.)

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Admission Fee : free

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