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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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Very large, gorgeous, unique old cemetary!

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 more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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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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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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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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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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Charleston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Anyone who has even the slightest interest in history need to visit. The Hunley crew is buried here with seemingly the who's who of Charlestons past!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 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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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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