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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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Great Side-Trip

This is worth the trip outside of downtown if you have a car. Full of some odd, and all very unique headstones. Was a great pick.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is worth the trip outside of downtown if you have a car. Full of some odd, and all very unique headstones. Was a great pick.

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Summerville, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This cemetery is located on what used to be the "outskirts" of town. It is along the Ashley River, and is one of the most historic graveyards in the country. Many confederate soldiers and historic families from Charleston are buried there. Huge live oak trees with Spanish Moss makes for a very peaceful and serene atmosphere. They have Civil War... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I was travelling with my pets and we were required to check out but weren't quite ready for our next destination. We drove around Magnolia for quite a while as it is mostly entirely accessible by car, which was good because it was 98 degrees and the dog wouldn't have made it elsewhere in that heat. It is really gorgeous.... More 

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Savage, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I was there on a Confederate Memorial Day and found it fascinating. The daughters of the Confederates held a ceremony that I found interesting and touching. A gun salute was done, along with a cannon being fired. The cemetary is a place of much history; a place to be respected. Worth visiting.

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Charleston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Just 5 minutes from the main tourism area by car, it's a very interesting (and free) place to spend a few hours. Famous families, eternal heroes, civil war soldiers and common people are laid to rest here. They sometimes have reenactments of civil war funerals. If you go in the summer, bring water to drink. I thought it was worth... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I really wanted to visit this cemetery because of the burial site of the H.L. Hunley crews. There's a lot more to see. If you enjoy history and respect the past, then you should definitely check this cemetery out. I was a little upset I didn't get to see an alligator though!

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Villa Rica, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I guess my rating is for the value I found it to have. It's historically interesting, it's lovely to look at, and it's easily accessible (without requiring a separate visit since it's near almost all of the other historic elements of the city). Check it out if you have time.

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Williby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

My daughter took on a drive through last time we visited. It's by far one of the oldest and coolest cemeteries I have seen. You can see how far back some of these local families go. Noticed that a lot of the local street names are named after these families. It's a must see...

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A lovely place to stroll and honor our city's beautiful history. Bring a camera, if the sun is shining you'll be happy you did.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Neat, old cemetery. Kind of creepy, too! It seemed to go on and on. The trees are beautifully draped with Spanish moss. Lots of old headstones and crypts.

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Address: Address: 70 Cunnington Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405
Phone Number: +1 843-722-8638
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston

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