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Magnolia Cemetery

70 Cunnington Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405
+1 843-722-8638
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Ranked #5 of 106 attractions in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
Owner description: Magnolia cemetery, a non-profit trust, is on the National Registry of Historic Places. Founded on the site of a rice plantation in 1850 during the... more » Owner description: Magnolia cemetery, a non-profit trust, is on the National Registry of Historic Places. Founded on the site of a rice plantation in 1850 during the "rural cemetery movement". It is the resting place of 6 Civil War Generals, soldiers and sailors, governors, signers of the ordinance of secession, mayors of Charleston, Lawyers, doctors and the list is endless. Open to the public seven days a week however the office is only open Monday through Friday. Open and closing times are posted as are rules and regulations at the entrance to the cemetery. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My husband and I had a great time exploring Magnolia Cemetary. It was suggested to us by a tour guide and we were unsure but had no other plans. It was very beautiful and interesting. I would love to go back again.

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

So many cemeteries are alike, but this one is so incredible with the fact that it is so old. Just walking along and reading the tombstones is fascinating. It is so sad that the weather is taking off the wording of so many.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Acres of one of the oldest cemeteries located on a gorgeous property filled with oaks covered in spanish moss along lowcountry marshes inhabited by a variety of fowl. It's fascinating to walk the peaceful property reading and photographing the unique headstones, monuments, tombstones.

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Los Cabos, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Off the beaten track, but a great place to explore no see unique grave markers. The adventure of finding the graves of the Hunley crews.

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West Milford, New Jersey, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

As antique dealers, we have a fascination with the Victorian era and the Civil War admittedly. We haven't found this rich history chronicled better anywhere than in this cemetary. The incredible quality of the stonework, ironwork, is haunting and beautiful. Not to mention the stories some of the inscriptions tell. Whos who of Charleston's history. Confederate memorials and statuary and... More

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The Magnolia Cemetery is one of those cemeteries you just have to explore. Some of the oldest grave sites in American history, a wonderful, but quite and cold experience.

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Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I could have spent hours here just wondering around, taking photos of the oaks and the iron work, if it wasn't for the mosquito fest! I should have known better...needless to say, I didn't last long because they feasted on me the moment I got out of the car! But this is a beautiful cemetery and worth exploring, just bring... More

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Greeneville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My daughter and I recently visited Charleston and she wanted to get some photos of the Magnolia Cemetery. It's a beautiful location and also rather creepy with it's spanish moss dripping from the limbs of the trees. What I found interesting was the Rebel flags on some of the graves where Confederate soldiers are buried. I was also excited to... More

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The winding paths, history and towering oaks makes this cemetery like no other. I have family buried here. The H.L.Hunley crew are now buried here. Worth a trip to see!

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Morrisville, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Loved this place. It was interesting walking around all of the grave sites. It's very old but very cool. We were very surprised on what a great visit we had!

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