Presented by Petersburg Preservation Task Force
This is a really fun way to discover some of the great history of Petersburg. Arrive 15 min. early to catch the shuttle bus at the Exchange Building in Old Towne on W. Bank St – park across Bank in the District 19 lot at 20 W. Bank St. The shuttle will drive you to Historic Blandford Cemetery for an hour-long guided tour that will not only tell you about the cemetery history and the funerary art, but you will hear great stories about some of Petersburg’s most interesting “permanent residents”, such as a 19th century racetrack owner, the founder of our national Memorial Day, a servant from the 18th century, and a colleague and friend of Edgar Allen Poe (did you know that Poe and his wife Virginia honeymooned in Petersburg?). The first tour is at 6 pm and the last is at 8:20 pm. Each tour group will be small, so make reservations early. Tickets are available via Eventbrite. It is suggested that you not bring children under 10. There will be no parking at Blandford Cemetery.