Historic All Hallows Eve at Blandford Cemetery 2019
Historic All Hallows Eve at Blandford Cemetery 2019 Petersburg Preservation will sponsor the annual "Historic All Hallows Eve" walking tours at Blandford Cemetery beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 31. The focus of the hour-long guided tours will be the history of the cemetery, the symbolism found on tombstones and accounts of some of the city's most interesting permanent residents featuring stories such as: a local doctor and historian, father and son-in-law who served together during the Civil War, a prominent 19th century woman, and young man whose affections were not returned. There will no parking allowed at the cemetery. Event parking will be available in Old Towne Petersburg and check-in for the event will be at the Exchange Building, 15 W. Bank St. THIS IS A CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS YEARS. Tour participants will check-in with staff and board a shuttle bus to the Reception Center at the cemetery where tours will begin. Participants are asked to arrive 15 minutes before their tour times. Tour times are staggered and will begin every 20 minutes starting at 6:30 p.m. with the last tour beginning at 8:10 p.m. The size of the tour group is limited, so an early reservation is recommended. It is suggested that children under 10 years of age not attend the event. BRING YOUR FLASHLIGHT!