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H.L. Hunley Submarine

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Address: 1250 Supply Street, Building 255, Warren Lasch Conservation Center, North Charleston, SC 29405
Phone Number: 877 448 6539
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Be a part of the mystery!

Really interesting and fun exhibit! The scientist that toured us involved us in the questions they have and the knowledge they have learned. Kids would love it as would anyone... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Really interesting and fun exhibit! The scientist that toured us involved us in the questions they have and the knowledge they have learned. Kids would love it as would anyone who has an interest in history or science. It is incredible what they go through to restore the artifacts and the submarine itself. Very worthwhile!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I'm sure all the guides are great, but ours, Dr. Lee, was incredible. Make sure to leave time for the exhibits, which along with his comments tell . the backstory leading up to the submarine's successful attack . the search for the submarine over the years . the recovery process. The actual view of the submarine is frustrating because it... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I was amazed to see what all they had done, and now they have begin to restore the sub and have bust of the last crew. They also have a live size simulator to show what the crew had to deal with. They have a gift shop, and other things. I thought it was great!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

When my daughter told me the tale about the H.L. Hunley, I thought she was pulling my leg...but who knew they had submarines during the Civil War?! So when we went to Charleston, we made a stop to see this historic boat. What a story and history. The small museum is very well done and organized, but it's somewhat of... More 

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Everett, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This was my second visit to the Hunley, first was 5 years ago. They just opened the new museum exhibits, and the tour and tour guides are great - its a must see attraction if you are at all interested in civil war history or submarines

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Orlando, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Standing in front of this sub, your heart just stops for a moment as you realize how many men went down in this tiny craft and you remember those who died in it. We need moments like this.

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Snohomish, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Check the website for hours. At the time I visited, the exhibit is open only during the week. Very good displays. Very interesting history. A great mystery as the submarine was lost for over 200 years. What happened to the crew after the attack is still unknown.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The tour of the Hunley and learning the history was a must see for us. It is incredible that piece of history and the restoration.

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suffield, ct
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104 reviews 104 reviews
19 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The tour required a $12 investment and lasted an hour. Our docent, Carl, effortlessly weaved the Hunley story in fascinating detail and answered every blessed question from the crowd. As a Yankee interloper, I got the sense that the Southerners on this tour with me already knew the basics about the Hunley and came prepared with Q's that dug into... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This is a great story - well told by the guides. The reviews that indicate a disappointment in the view you get of the sub are correct. It is underwater and hard to see. There may be something they could do about lighting but what they are doing is expanding their exhibit to show and tell the story of it's... More 

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