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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 #2 of 17 Attractions in Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Religious Sites
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Fort Lee, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We're excited to be moving to the area and starting a new career at Fort Lee. This is a beautiful church with a lot of history. It's like a jewel for Petersburg, we enjoyed visiting with some friends.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The Blandford Church and Cemetery holds a lot of history throughout its grounds. The church itself was built back in 1737, however was in ruins by the time that the US Civil War began. The cemetery and church grounds were used as both a field hospital by the Confederates during the siege on Petersburg and as a staging ground for... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My family tree led me to this historic cemetery where my 3rd Great Grandfather is buried after loosing his life during the a Civil War. Over 30,000 Confederate Soldiers are interred here. Church is a monument and stain glass windows were created by Tiffany. Each window represent each state in the Confederacy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

What a beautiful peaceful building with fascinating history. The Tiffany windows are absolutely gorgeous & each has it's own story to tell. Our tour guide was passionate and knowledgeable so you won't be disappointed. Cemetery is jam packed w/ history as well my family of five enjoyed visit.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The church was built in the 18th century, abandoned in the 19th, and turned into a Confederate Memorial in the early 20th. The tiffany stained glass windows with pictures of the saints (installed early 20th C.) is worth the trip to Petersburg alone.

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Madison, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I believe the church was built in 1735. You should definitely take the time to visit if only to see the Tiffany windows. A sunny afternoon is the best time to experience he tour of the church. The tour was short and you could not take pictures inside. Some interesting stories about the states and about what Tiffany did to... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The windows of this church, originally Episcopalian, currently non-denominational, were designed by Louis Tiffany to commemorate the the dead of the southern states participating in the Civil War. Tiffany was given 'carte blanche.' His 'decorative' theme is carried out in each of the windows..being designed by him..at the same time..this is most often NOT the case. Women's groups from the... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This church is very old and has a great story behind it. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave a great narrative of the church history. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars was because you could not take pictures inside the church and not even in the reception building near the church. Tiffany glass windows... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

I was a little hesitant to spend my afternoon touring a church/cemetery but it turned out to be an awesome experience. The Tiffany windows were amazing and their history is not common knowledge. If you're in the area for a few days I highly recommend this stop.

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Williamsburg, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Totally agree with berttaylorhanson’s review below. The windows are beautiful. I am not a big fan of Tiffany lamps, but the windows are truly worth seeing. They change as the light outside changes. And our guide was incredibly knowledgeable, about both art and history. He even knew the street Robert E. Lee briefly lived on in Richmond after the war!... More

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