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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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Quiet & Beautiful

A lovely, quiet cemetery on the Cooper River. Great for bird watchers & history buffs. Old live oak trees shade grave markers from the late 1700s.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Charleston, South Carolina, Usa
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Charleston, South Carolina, Usa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A lovely, quiet cemetery on the Cooper River. Great for bird watchers & history buffs. Old live oak trees shade grave markers from the late 1700s.

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Hermitage, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

One of the better maintained & beautiful cemeteries we have visited while in Charleston. The office is very helpful with maps & info pertaining to particular grave sites to visit, and were also very informative to learn about. I do suggest checking this place out for its history & beauty.

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The Magnolia Cemetery is one of the most beautiful places I've ever visited. The peace and serenity of the atmosphere and the antiquated feel is just overwhelming. Even if cemeteries creep you out, the plants and scenery around the gorgeous headstones and mausoleums are appealing. I've been here twice and each time I love it more and more.

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Magnolia is one of the largest and oldest cemeteries I've ever visited and I've visited hundreds of cemeteries. It's literally big enough to get lost in. Don't miss it if you're a taphophile!

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Greater Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Charleston, SC is a gem - great place for American History buffs. So clean and safe for visitors. I love the heritage of this City.

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Ravenel, South Carolina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

On the banks of the Cooper River lies a well hidden gem. One would never guess that just a stone's throw away from the unsightly path of industry lies such a beautiful park like cemetery. I stepped back in time driving throught the magnificent gates. There are two beautiful lakes with many wetland birds, immaculately kept landscape, and vistas of... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Its like walking throughout the pages of a history book. See the family burial plots and read the tombstone to catch a glimpse of their lives. Wonderful tribute to the Confederate dead. Hallowed ground to all the heroes that gave all the had to their cause.

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York, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This is a short drive from anywhere in Charleston. If you have a GPS it should be no problem. There are a few cemeteries back on this road but this one is extraordinary. It might seem peculiar to want to visit such a place but I think the monuments and the iron works are just as good as some museums... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Slightly further north of downtown than you think you can go, the well kept cemetary is true low country. The marsh is barely at bay. The office house is a quaint old structure worth visiting. The staff directly me very clearly to my great-granparents graves.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

.....walking through the grounds, one definitely feels spirits of the old south. Beautiful stonework, magnolias, live oaks with flowing spanish moss.....this place is a gem

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