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Address: 70 Cunnington Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405
Phone Number: +1 843-722-8638
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Description: Magnolia cemetery, a non-profit trust, is on the National Registry of...
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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This is a historic Charleston cemetery tucked away from downtown. It was an experience I will not forget as the historical relevance of those who came before are represented here... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This is a historic Charleston cemetery tucked away from downtown. It was an experience I will not forget as the historical relevance of those who came before are represented here. I took some wonderful photos that day and will not forget the visit.

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Greenbrae, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Wonderful example of a historic cemetary. Members of the Hunley crew are interred here as well as many Civil War vets. Make sure to wear bug spray, lots of water nearby and the biggest hungriest mosquitos I have ever seen. Also watch for fire ants.

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Sagamore Hills, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We set out to find the crews of the Hunley and walked the grounds for about 3 minutes before realizing we were itching like crazy!!! Mosquitoes were rampant! Bring bug spray. ,that said, we found the Hunley area at the back of the cemetery. Nice memorial.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Unbelievable, the life that is here. Borrowed a book on this cemetery to take with me , as a professional photographer this was quite the experience. If you decide to visit, don't rush, take your time to look at the monuments and the names. The Hunley crew is buried here also. be sure to Google while your there, interest stories... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A hidden gem not far from the historic district, It was designed as a park in the tradition of Hollywood Cemetery of Richmond VA or Mt. Auburn. A great place to bird watch too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

If you are one to wander around graveyards or cemeteries for fun, stop by here on your way into or out of Charleston. Its huge and worth a drive around.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Great house tour...very informative...second only to Middleton...Tour of grounds a real wildlife adventure

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Solomon, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My husband and I enjoy visiting cemeteries. This is one of the best. It is beautiful with the lake, oak trees, and Spanish moss. So historic because graves date back to the 1700s. Many excellent local grave decoration styles. We could have wandered here for hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We visited the cemetery on a gray, cloudy, drizzly day, and enjoyed our visit very much. The cemetery is vast and easy to drive around. The combination of old headstones and tombs, myriad flora, and a rustic setting amid an urban environment, imbue the place with a magical aura.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The grounds are beautiful but it is the headstones that give you pause to think about all the lives lost in conflict. This site is definitely worth visiting.

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