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Blandford Church and Cemetery

111 Rochelle Lane, off Crater Road, Petersburg, VA 23803
804-733-2396
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Cemeteries, Religious Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Virginia
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156 reviews 156 reviews
22 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a "must see" if you are in Petersburg or the Richmond Metro area. The Blandford Church was erected in 1735. During the Siege of Petersburg in the Civil War it s used as a hospital for wounded Confederate troops. The cemetery surrounding the Church contains the grave sites of 30,000 Confederate and Union dead as well as soldiers... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
18 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This fine site instills in the visitor a sense of pride & anguish at the tremendous human & economic cost of war. The cemetery brings stillness to,the heart as one feels the anguish of their pain & suffering. The Tiffany windows in the church are awe inspiring in their symbolism & beauty. The windows depict the Saints in the tribute... More 

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Fairfax
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This church and cemetery have so much history and beauty that it's hard to actually describe it. I can't imagine that anyone who would visit it would come away disappointed. Our tour guide was great and very knowledgeable. She spent a lot of time explaining the history of the cemetery, the importance of it during the Civil War, and the... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I absolutely loved hearing the history and detail behind every stained glass window in this small church that would probably be unnoticed by most. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and interacted with each member on the tour. We happened to be from Louisiana and Texas so she pointed out our specific windows and took a little extra time on... More 

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Danville, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The small but interesting visitor center/museum/gift shop is overshadowed by the church with stained glass windows by Tiffany representing the southern states in the Civil War. The tour guides give an interesting detailed lecture. The cemetery is huge and has mass graves for many, some found and buried years after the war! There is a special section for Confederate veterans,... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The artistic beauty, the pride and reverence shown by the docents, the still active support by the Ladies Memorial. It is sad that such a meaningful place is in a city so unaware that it signifies so much that makes America great

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Petersburg, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A must see! Excellent history lesson. Beautiful one of a kind tiffany stained glass windows. Cemetery tour included. Knowledgeable staff.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
6 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Petersburg is very historic and there are many places to visit here. This church and the cemetery should not be missed. There are only a few places in the US other than this church where all the windows are by Tiffany. Even in the darkened church, you can see the beauty of the windows. There is no photography allowed inside... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Blandford Church was built in 1735 on the highest point in Petersburg, Virginia. It is a very small church that does not have an active congregation. Between 1904 and 1912, fifteen windows were installed in the church. These had been commissioned by the Ladies' Memorial Association. All the states of the Confederacy and the "border" states were asked to participate,... More 

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Ferguson, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

In addition to the amazing history of this church built in 1735 and its evolution to what you see today, the most impressive and surprising thing to me was the 3-dimensional aspect of the spectacular Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass windows. I had never seen stained glass windows that had depth! Without touching, we were encouraged to get very close... More 

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