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Blandford Church and Cemetery

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Address: 111 Rochelle Lane, off Crater Road, Petersburg, VA 23803
Phone Number: 804-733-2396
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There's a lot of history beyond the windows here!

Everyone has commended the beauty of the windows and they are breathtaking but there's more here than that. Most interesting to me was that this was where our Memorial Day... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Murrieta, California
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Murrieta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Everyone has commended the beauty of the windows and they are breathtaking but there's more here than that. Most interesting to me was that this was where our Memorial Day tradition began and it was first organized by the Women's Memorial Association at a time in American history where women weren't even allowed to step foot in a bank as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We visited on a cold, rainy March day--but the church windows were an illuminating experience. Our tour guide give exquisite detail about each of the windows and their symbolic meanings, both for the patron saint and the state to which it was dedicated. The day's weather limited our cemetery contact to a drive-through, but it was haunting to pass the... More 

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Amberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Blandford Church is very small, but has an amazing history. Although I currently live in the area, I put off visiting this church because I thought the windows couldn't be that interesting. I have recently lived in Europe for several years and I have seen tons of amazing churches and stained glass. But, I was really shocked. The stained glass... More 

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York, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is the largest private cemetery I have ever visited. The visit begins with a tour of the historic church, and visitors are then free to roam the cemetery at will. The windows of the church were all made by Tiffany and are absolutely stunning in color and detail. A very worthwhile stop during your tour of Petersburg!

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Northern Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We greatly enjoyed our visit to Blandford Church and the surrounding cemetery. The church in particular exceeded our expectations. Our volunteer tour guide was excellent, and had an intimate knowledge of the history of Petersburg, not just the church and not just the War of Northern Aggression. For history and architecture buffs, the church building and its story arguably merit... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The Old Blindfold Church is a Confederate Shrine in Tiffany Glass — authentic Tiffany windows all designed by a master Tiffany designer. Each Confederate state had to raise funds for their state window — and not all succeeded in that. If the funds lacked, they got a small, token window donated by Tiffany. The fact that this is a church... More 

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North America
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The church looks so small and is just nothing from the outside but the inside is FANTASTIC the stained glass windows are all by Tiffany and when the sun shines in the glass art is magical .pick a sunny day if possible and do go one a guided tour if you can each window is a majestic work of art... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The vast historic cemetery and the stark buildings were an amazing backdrop to the exquisite Tiffany windows within the church. This is not to be missed.

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Belews Creek NC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The tour is worth every minute of your time. Beautiful architecture, stained glass and history. See the church and walk some of the grounds. A sobering experience.

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Virginia
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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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