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H.L. Hunley Submarine

Address: 1250 Supply Street, Building 255, Warren Lasch Conservation Center, North Charleston, SC 29405
Phone Number: 877 448 6539
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Military Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Calgary
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71 reviews 71 reviews
6 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

For anyone interested in marine history and Civil War history, this museum is well worth the drive. Dr. Lee's tour was so informative and interesting - the crowd with us included 8-88 year olds and everyone was pretty-much riveted. The exhibits around the museum were all very interesting and with the new areas currently under construction, you can really see... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is an out of the way museum that should not be missed by any Civil War buff. Well worth the time and price

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Charleston, South Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

If you know the history of the civil war or even if you don't it is very cool to see this. Only open on weekends and it is still being restored. The tour guide is great, and you do get to see enough to make you realize how crazy this idea was, but also how well it was designed. The... More 

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Orlando
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The story of the Hunley is amazing. The museum is undergoing major renovations and will be outstanding once it is finished. It is difficult to see the actual submarine in the tank but hearing the story of the submarine from a retired veteran volunteer was pretty cool.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

HL Hunley Tour was incredible. We had tickets for the first tour of the day on Sunday and our group seemed pretty large giving me hesitation as to how well the guide would be able to communicate to the group. Our tour-guide John had no problem telling the story of the HL Hunley crews. He was very thorough about the... More 

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Superior, CO
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Our family of four (including young child in a wheelchair) visited the Hunley in November 2014; we really went for my husband and ten year-old son, both of whom were fascinated with the history and small exhibit. Unfortunately, it is not Accessible (for a wheelchair or those who cannot climb / descend stairs), and from what I could overhear (as... More 

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Dublin, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A visit to Charleston cannot be complete for history lovers if you do not visit the H.L. Hunley. It is the Civil War submarine, that was lost during the war and recently discovered. It is a working museum and is only open to visitors on weekend.

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Houston
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225 attraction reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The H.L Hunley exhibit is a truly remarkable historical experience. Unfortunately, the center is now undergoing construction and the submarine itself is undergoing conservation efforts. It is now open for public viewing only on the WEEKEND. The exhibit center is undergoing renovations that are scheduled to be done next year. The submarine itself is undergoing conservation efforts that will last... More 

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Bowmanville, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We booked our tour online since the place is only open on the weekends. It turned out we didn't have too as it wasn't terribly busy. Still though, I would recommend the online booking if you're travelling through the area (like we were) because you want to make sure you're able to see it. The tour begins in the gift... More 

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Bowmanville
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96 reviews 96 reviews
45 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Excellent museum for people interested in American history. Tour guide very informative seeing the little sub was something else also go to cometary where the men from hunley is buried very nice how they did it. Sure glad I saw it

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