Blandford Church and Cemetery

Blandford Church and Cemetery, Petersburg

Blandford Church and Cemetery

Blandford Church and Cemetery
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Cemeteries • Religious Sites
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Dan G
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A must-see of Central Virginia
Jun 2021 • Friends
The beautiful old Colonial church, and its wonderful memorial windows designed by Tiffany, each with symbolism for its State, are breathtaking. The guides are knowledgeable and charming.
Written June 18, 2021
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Tony M
Charles City, VA4 contributions
Fascinating experience
May 2019
The tour staff was extremely informative and engaging, the windows themselves were actual pieces of art
Written March 13, 2020
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Happy10958
New Hampton, NY29 contributions
For Stained Glass Lovers
Jun 2019
The Blandford Church, sitting atop one of the highest points in Petersburg, features 13 beautiful Tiffany stained glass windows, each one representing a different state of the Confederacy. The artwork is beautiful, and the only question I had was why St.Thomas the Apostle ... famed as Doubting Thomas .... represents Georgia and not the show-me state, Missouri. The accompanying cemetery has some intriguing grave markers and, while Petersburg is best known for its Civil War, Blandford played an important role in the closing phases of the Revolutionary War.
Written February 12, 2020
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Judy M
Nashville, TN42 contributions
Amazing old church and cemetery
Aug 2019
We didn't know about the Blandford Church, and I'm so glad the people at the Petersburg Visitor Center told us about it. After we completed the driving tour of the Petersburg Battlefield, we stopped there. My daughter and I were the only one on the tour, and we had a wonderful tour guide named Mr. Cox. The church has beautiful Tiffany stained glass windows, and a fascinating history. The cemetery is huge, and has the graves of many unknown Confederate soldiers. Don't miss this!
Written October 28, 2019
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Tansy2015
Brighton, MI264 contributions
Oldest Cemetary in the country
Oct 2019 • Solo
The tour to the church is conducted by the folks in the “welcome” center just past the church office. Last tour is 4:00. The grave stones are very old and very ornate. Bring some paper and charcoal!!
Written October 10, 2019
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Richard J
Gainesville, GA187 contributions
Important Site For Confederate History
Oct 2019 • Family
Amazing church building from colonial times, abandoned by the Civil War. Surrounding cemetery became the resting place for Confederate dead and proud families of Petersburg. Capel restored as a memorial and beautiful Tiffany memorial windows installed. A must see stop in Petersburg.
Written October 4, 2019
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Happy S
22 contributions
Don't Miss This Tour!
Jun 2019
We had a terrible ride on I95 South to Petersburg. Vernon made our trip worthwhile. He gave us an exceptional tour - interesting and thoughtful. it is obvious he likes his job and enjoys extolling the beauty of the Tiffany windows. We would not have been able to appreciate the windows without his fascinating commentary as he pointed out things we would have not noticed. Take the tour to see a gem and you will be fortunate if Vernon is your guide.
Written June 29, 2019
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Thank you for this generous review. We are fortunate to have a dedicated and knowledgeable staff. Beginning July 6 at 10:00a we are partnering with Segway for tours of the cemetery followed by a tour of the church. Check the Segway site rvaonwheels.com or call 804-343-1850 to find out when future tours may be provided.
Written July 1, 2019
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Bobbi W
Blue Springs, MO7 contributions
Tour
Jun 2019 • Family
Went on the 11 o’clock tour with Ryan we were one of his first tours and he did great. He kept our attention, all but the 4 year olds but that’s a tall order... My 7 year old was up front and asked questions. Ryan’s take on the saints is very fascinating. Thank you for a great experience!
Written June 21, 2019
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Marion M
Chesterfield, VA16 contributions
What a treat!
Jun 2019 • Couples
My husband and I took a tour of the beautiful Blandford Church this afternoon and we couldn't have been more pleased with the visit. Our docent, Emily, was so knowledgeable about the church, we were fortunate to have her all to ourselves. The Tiffany windows were magnificent, you have to see them to believe their beauty and the story behind them is fascinating. We walked around the cemetery after the tour and that also was interesting, well worth the $6.00 admission price.
Written June 6, 2019
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Kyle T
Las Vegas, NV10 contributions
Great history, staff was awesome
Jan 2019 • Couples
We were lucky enough to get a private tour of the church. The guide (volunteer) was very knowledgeable of the church, history and, of course, the Tiffany stained glass. we didn't have enough time to explore the cemetery so will have to go back. If you are into history, this will be a great trip. If you are not into history this homage to the Confederacy may offend you. If you understand it for what it is and its place in time, you'll appreciate it for what it is.
Written May 16, 2019
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Blandford Church and Cemetery is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Thu - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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