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Magnolia Cemetery

70 Cunnington Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405
+1 843-722-8638
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Ranked #5 of 96 Attractions in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Owner description: Magnolia cemetery, a non-profit trust, is on the National Registry of Historic Places. Founded on...
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Magnolia Cemetery is the most beautiful cemetery I have visited! As a former cemetery grounds keeper, I feel that I have become somewhat of a cemetery snob, and this place is a must see for those of you interested in history and good landscaping. The grounds are clean, well maintained, and well designed. I enjoyed seeing the old iron fencing... More 

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rochester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A beautiful, quiet place to just walk around. It is just full of history. I love all the old tombstones and moss hanging trees

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We went late in the day around 4:45 only to find it closed at 5. Saw only a few monuments. This is a place you need to spend several hours at to fully enjoy

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We visited Magnolia Cemetary in order to see the Hunley graves and were overwhelmed at the beauty of this historic site. A great walking or biking spot. Very quiet and meditive. Beautiful trees and outstanding cemetary statuary.

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Lumberton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We walked thru this since it had a historical sign for it. Most of the grave markers were very faint and hard to read. A great deal of black mold covered some of the markers. It was still cool to see.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Magnolia Cemetery is a little outside of downtown Charleston, but still easy to get to. It is a beautiful cemetery that has grown out over the years so head further in to see the older graves. Wandering in the cemetary is the best way to see it. There are no real walking paths and driving is ok if you have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Just an amazing slice of history 6 Civil War Generals are buried here along with the crew of the Hunley are buried here among the ponds and huge oak trees with the moss hanging from the trees .Family plots enclosed with intricate iron designs but the headstones say so much!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Wow Wow Wow. This is a MUST see if you are interested in the Civil War, or you like to walk through cemeteries. There are so many cool and interesting things to see here. The crews of the Hunley are buried here and many many more. I do think that the place could use a face lift, but I also... More 

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Greenville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

last resting place of all three crews of the CSS Hunley submarine. A southern burial ground with its own charm. it is in need of repairs and you are asked to not feed or play with the friendly reptiles which could remove a body part or two. but you will need to spend some time here to take in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

This is one of my favorite things to do in Charleston. I have been vacationing in this city for 20 years and the last 5, a trip here is always in order. The history and graves are fascinating and it is so peaceful! Do yourself a favor and visit!

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