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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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Amazing Tiffany Stained Glass!

I have never seen such amazing stained glass windows -- these are the real thing -- and the colors are gorgeous. The church is very important historically and imbued with a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
Catherine G
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Very inexpensive tour with a docent. You'll get a headful of Civil War chatter - if you're not interested, tell the tour guide, but you can't escape it... the cemetery is huge. HUGE. Take comfy shoes. Take a camera.

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Chester, Virginia
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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The tour of the cemetery around Halloween is very educational and interesting, but do not expect scary. It's a fun night out.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I have never seen such amazing stained glass windows -- these are the real thing -- and the colors are gorgeous. The church is very important historically and imbued with a poignant sense of sadness and beauty. My guide in Blandford Church was wonderful - she knew her material and obviously loved the church as much as I did. Thoroughly... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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36 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We took the official tour. One signs up at the reception center located on your left just as you enter the grounds. We paid $4.00 a person. Our guide, (I failed to obtain her name) was a lovely young African American lady. I was enthralled with her knowledge and her presentation of the history of the cemetery and church. By... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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33 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My wife and I visited on April 16, 2015, as part of our Petersburg Museums Block Ticket. Interesting. Our guide, Pat, was nice.

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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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9 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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