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Magnolia Cemetery

70 Cunnington Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405
+1 843-722-8638
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Ranked #7 of 104 attractions in Charleston
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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North Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I stopped here after visiting the HL Hunley to see the crew memorial/burial. Easy to find and huge cemetery with many old and beautiful monuments.

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NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We visited Magnolia and St Lawrence cemeteries on a beautiful spring morning. We made the trip to see two particular graves. The staff at the office were helpful, located the graves for us, and printed off a map. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained, and the history of Charleston and its people could keep you here for hours. Well... More

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We did a quick stop here - it was on our list of places we wanted to go but we didn't think we would have time and then we happened to be driving past it and saw it and took a quick drive in. It was very peaceful and well kept. We drove around a bit but did not have... More

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is a very picturesque photo opportunity. The 3 crews of the Hunley submarine that successfully attacked and sank the first enemy military vessel in history are all buried there. (The Hunley sank with 2 training crews and the third one that made the attack.) There are awesome gravesites surrounded with rusting rails, oaks trees dripping with Spanish moss, and... More

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Northern Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

I have always enjoyed wandering through old cemeteries but this one is very special. We visited the grave sites of the Hunley Crews. The graves in this area are a true Who's Who of Charleston!

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This Cemetery holds so much history. We toured it on Sunday afternoon at our leisure. A heartwarming site to visit... D.A. Berry, Author

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charleston, sc, usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Old tombs, new tombs, huge trees. If I have to go this is as pretty a place as any I can imagine. Just not today.

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Even though it was raining, we decided to drive through and check out the history. Absolutely stunning statues and monuments. Despite the rain, we were still able to step out and take some great pictures!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

It's a cool place, however if visiting I would not go out of my way to come visit here. If you like cemeteries this is the place for you. Very old graves, with lots of history. Feels a little haunted even! However, on a standard Charleston vacation I wouldn't drive out to visit.

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Rising Sun, MD.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This cemetery is beautiful in terms of a cemetery. The history here is unbelieveable, and you could spend hours here exploring. Not to mention that you have a perfect view for wildlife as well as the beautiful plants and trees that grow in the South Carolina region.

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