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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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so historic

My husband and I enjoy visiting cemeteries. This is one of the best. It is beautiful with the lake, oak trees, and Spanish moss. So historic because graves date back to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Solomon, Kansas
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89 reviews 89 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I enjoy visiting cemeteries. This is one of the best. It is beautiful with the lake, oak trees, and Spanish moss. So historic because graves date back to the 1700s. Many excellent local grave decoration styles. We could have wandered here for hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We visited the cemetery on a gray, cloudy, drizzly day, and enjoyed our visit very much. The cemetery is vast and easy to drive around. The combination of old headstones and tombs, myriad flora, and a rustic setting amid an urban environment, imbue the place with a magical aura.

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Orlando, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The grounds are beautiful but it is the headstones that give you pause to think about all the lives lost in conflict. This site is definitely worth visiting.

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Saint George
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Magnolia cemetery is a very old cemetery in Charleston, SC. There are MANY headstones and each one is logged into a some sort of system that is kept at the Cemetery office. The lady that works there has it all together. She was very helpful to us in locating some of my husbands family members. We would never have been... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great place to be out on a day trip for the family. Lots to do such as follow the route to different gardens and see the beauty of them, take a train ride to see the wild life and also go to the petting zoo to see peacock , goat, pigs, ducks and many more.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

It's amazing how big it is...and the setting is beautiful...the mix of nature...with man...very appropriate place to return to the earth I think. In the background you can catch glimpses of the Ravenal...over a swamp...the pond in the center of the cemetery attracts interesting birds to watch and the headstones are so unique...it is a lot like a sculpture garden...also,... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A lovely, quiet cemetery on the Cooper River. Great for bird watchers & history buffs. Old live oak trees shade grave markers from the late 1700s.

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Hermitage, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

One of the better maintained & beautiful cemeteries we have visited while in Charleston. The office is very helpful with maps & info pertaining to particular grave sites to visit, and were also very informative to learn about. I do suggest checking this place out for its history & beauty.

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The Magnolia Cemetery is one of the most beautiful places I've ever visited. The peace and serenity of the atmosphere and the antiquated feel is just overwhelming. Even if cemeteries creep you out, the plants and scenery around the gorgeous headstones and mausoleums are appealing. I've been here twice and each time I love it more and more.

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Magnolia is one of the largest and oldest cemeteries I've ever visited and I've visited hundreds of cemeteries. It's literally big enough to get lost in. Don't miss it if you're a taphophile!

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