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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Great Place For The History Buff & Southern Sympathizer

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Northern Virginia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
7 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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146 reviews 146 reviews
56 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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167 reviews 167 reviews
23 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
21 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
48 helpful votes 48 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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