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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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The romance of Magnolia.

Such a beautiful, peaceful place. I am a photographer. Took some amazing shots! Spanish moss is everywhere. Great place for history buffs to explore.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Skillman, New Jersey

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Skillman, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Such a beautiful, peaceful place. I am a photographer. Took some amazing shots! Spanish moss is everywhere. Great place for history buffs to explore.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is one of the oldest active cementeries in the county. The magnolia tries, pond and marsh lands make it a wonderful place to explore. The old head stones have wonder versuses and epitaphs. If you enjoy this kind of human history this is a definite got to place. The adjoining St. Lawrence Cemetery is also a gem for ancient... More 

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Andrews, South Carolina
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

What a beautiful and interesting cemetery to visit, its free but leaving a small donation is appreciated. Peace and quiet, wildlife galore and the trees are magnificent . If you like ghost take their ghost walk, I can say we did hear voices from the past, had a nice time, who thought that a graveyard would be a must see... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

a Civil war cemetery with lots of history on the head stones If you like cemeteries this is a place that has the feel of History

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It is hard to explain this, but this cemetery is quite large and unique - I loved the hanging moss on the trees and rolling hills with very old tombstones, many too old to even read. We came upon a number of Confederate graves that had small confederate flags above each stone marking their various graves. It really brings the... More 

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Magnolia Cemetery is by far, the most beautiful final resting place I have ever seen. The Mr and I spent a little over an hour wandering the grounds and paying our respects to the Hunley crew, and several others. If you have time and a car, add this stop to your Charleston itinerary.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Wonderful part of Halloween and October when ghosts take over the city and become a big part of the ghost tours downtown.

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Maryland, United States
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We had a wonderful time walking thru the cemetery and seeing the beautiful artwork on the tombstones.

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Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I have ancestry buried there, but it is a beautiful, well kept cemetery. When you follow a map to look for a gravesite, note that the areas are closer together than the map makes them appear. It is a beautiful area that is worth visiting.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This cemetery is very beautiful and a great example of an early planned "rural" cemetery. It is easy to see why it's called "Magnolia" as the trees cover the grounds. The crew of the Hunley submarine is buried here, and there are hundreds of fascinating and unusual old gravestones, including a pyramid! However, if you visit during warm weather, take... More 

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