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Blandford Church and Cemetery
Ranked #3 of 27 things to do in Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 August 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 help make it possible for the windows to be purchased. Take a stroll through the cemetary also to see some of the old markers. The staff in the reception building are very friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed 27 July 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 states raised the monies to pay for the windows.. for which Tiffany charged 'half his usual price.' The seal of each state is incorporated into each window and a 'saying' commemorating the dead. The cemetary foundation gives a tour..and one may drive through the cemetery.

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Reviewed 12 July 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 are worth the visit alone.

1  Thank globaltrekster
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

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.

1  Thank Bigdurty
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Reviewed 24 June 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! We were on a van tour and did not have time to see the cemetery too, but it is extensive and we plan to go back to tour it.

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