collage: richmond, civil war soldiers, horseback ridings

Menu:

Updates:

Regional Map

 

Sponsor

 

Site Search

search engine by freefind

advanced search

 

Join Us

Facebook logo and linkBecome a fan of Accessible Virginia.

Link to Twitter logo

Awards

SATH logo and link

BLANDFORD CHURCH & RECEPTION CENTER
804-733-2396                                   800-368-3595      
www.petersburgarea.org/attractions/blandford-church-and-cemetery
111 Rochelle Lane, Petersburg, VA  23803

DIRECTIONS: I-95 Exit 301, Crater Road.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  Blandford Church was an 18th century Anglican house of worship, that was eventualyl abandoned and fell into disrepair. It was used as a field hospital during the Siege of Petersburg, and later restored by the Ladies Memorial Association as a memorial to  Southern soldiers who died during the Civil War. 

In honor of the Confederate dead, each Confederate state contributed a stained glass window designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany of New York. It is one of the few churches whose decorative stained-glass windows were completely designed and installed under the direction of Tiffany. From 1901 to 1912, he and his team of artists designed, created and installed the windows.

Blandford Cemetery, one of the oldest and largest in America, is resting place of some 30,000 Confederate soldiers who lost their lives during the Siege of Petersburg. A tour includes monuments and tombs of the Confederate dead, and outstanding examples of eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth-century gravestones, sculptures and decorative iron fences.

PARKING:  2 wheelchair accessible parking spaces.

TYPES OF PATHS:  Brick and concrete with grass overgrowth.

ENTRANCE:  Facing parking lot.  No stairs to Reception Center from parking lot.  Stairs from road into cemetery to go to Blandford Church.  Drive car to other side of church to walk down concrete path, no stairs to church from this path.  Entry doors, 36 in. wide, open out with knob handle located 38 in. above floor.

PUBLIC REST ROOMS:  Inside reception center.  Doors are 33 in. wide, open in.  Accessible stalls have 24 in. wide doors opening in.  19 in. toilet seat height, and 9 in. between commode and wall.  Sink height is 31 in.  Accessible stall checked regularly for obstructions.

GIFT SHOP:  Counters 43 in. high.  Clerks assist customers with special needs.  Aisles clear of temporary displays.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Accept cash or check.  Admission fee charged. Gift shop on-site. Open Thurs–Sat, 10–4 & Sun, 1-4.

 

 

<<back to Petersburg

 

 

Home | Regions | Virginia Weather & Maps | Resources |        Outdoor Recreation | About Us | Contact Us | Accessibility Links