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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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A Civil War lover, this is a must. Many Confederate graves & tombstones. However the MUST see are the graves of all crew members of the h.l. hunley. Finally at rest, their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

A Civil War lover, this is a must. Many Confederate graves & tombstones. However the MUST see are the graves of all crew members of the h.l. hunley. Finally at rest, their marked tombstones readily evoke thoughts of their courage. To touch their marker connects you to them & honors their sacrifice.

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Northern Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The bodies of the crew of the Hunley, Confederate soldiers and many others buried here. We were here on a rain day, so we drove slowly through, but it was worth a stop.

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I love history and history is what I got just strolling this final resting place for the one that call this home . The city rare gem indeed . Stuff you see in movies but I saw it only here in Charleston .

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We stopped by here after visiting the Hunley museum to see where the crews of the H.L. Hunely are buried. It’s in a remote place in Charleston, and a little difficult to find. The crews are buried near the back of the cemetery and were a challenge to locate as there weren’t signs pointing us there until we were close.... More 

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Trinity, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I am a photographer so I am always looking for unique and beautiful places! This is by far one of my favorite places to visit. Such beautiful scenery and an interesting place all the way around. I went alone while my husband rested and I wont lie - I got a little freaked out and it was broad daylight. I... More 

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Newburgh, IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We traveled to see this old Historical Magnolia Cemetery to find the final resting place of the three crews that died in the confederate H.L. Hunley civil war submarine. They died on three separate occasions while either training on the sub or on it's only mission when they attacked and sank the USS Housatonic. Their graves are now located in... More 

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Burlington City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is not any ordinary cemetery, especially if you take the scary tour at night. Only one problem, its mosquito season so its better to do a drive by and hop out and take some pictures, The monuments to those who died on the Hunley submarine are beautiful.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Magnolia is a sprawling but lovely final resting place for much of Charleston's historic families and heroes. Tombs and mausoleums are placed along avenues of oaks and lily clad lagoons. Monuments to the fallen from her wars abound, yet Magnolia gently frames the setting with grace and beauty making it a fitting site.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This cemetery is most interesting for many important individuals from the early US along with a large number of Confederate Military people are buried here. It is on the side of a river with a view. It is interesting to walk about and take note of what and who is here.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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