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Magnolia Cemetery

70 Cunnington Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405
+1 843-722-8638
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Ranked #5 of 104 attractions in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Maine
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I could have spent hours here just wondering around, taking photos of the oaks and the iron work, if it wasn't for the mosquito fest! I should have known better...needless to say, I didn't last long because they feasted on me the moment I got out of the car! But this is a beautiful cemetery and worth exploring, just bring... More

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Greeneville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My daughter and I recently visited Charleston and she wanted to get some photos of the Magnolia Cemetery. It's a beautiful location and also rather creepy with it's spanish moss dripping from the limbs of the trees. What I found interesting was the Rebel flags on some of the graves where Confederate soldiers are buried. I was also excited to... More

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The winding paths, history and towering oaks makes this cemetery like no other. I have family buried here. The H.L.Hunley crew are now buried here. Worth a trip to see!

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Morrisville, NC
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Loved this place. It was interesting walking around all of the grave sites. It's very old but very cool. We were very surprised on what a great visit we had!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

down a small alley that is beautifully landscaped we spent about 30 minutes walking around, it was right near everything like King street and Princess street If you have 30 minutes, check it out!

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It is pleasing to see all of the positive comments Magnolia Cemetery visitors make on tripadvisor. If you are there during the week be sure to stop by the office and take a look at my new book about the cemetery titled, "In the Arms of Angels: Magnolia Cemetery-Charleston's Treasure of History, Mystery and Artistry." It's a very detailed account... More

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Davenport
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I visited Magnolia Cemetery during my July 2014 visit to Charleston, after purchasing Patrick Harwood's second book. Very beautiful and well-kept, and a fitting tribute to all of the souls in the Confederate section who gave their full measure during our nation's darkest days. Many wonderful photo opportunities there, and I have many memories of my visit. I also offered... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is much more than a cemetery, it is a sculpture garden that is packed with historical items that are seldom covered in the history books. The grounds themselves are incredible and the soldier area was breathtaking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

If you go see the Hunley sub make sure you stop by the final resting place of the crew. Make sure you go early because the gates close @ 6!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Usa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I have visited repeatedly over 60 years, seeing relatives final resting places and doing a bit of genealogy research. The setting is worth the visit even if you make just a brief windshield tour. The winding paths beckon you to walk along a wide variety of family sections with historic and esthetically pleasing remembrances. My father was one of the... More

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