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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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English first
Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The tour was very informative. Our guide was very interesting and told us lots about the Civil War action surrounding the Hunley and its multiple sinkings. The only disappointment was that you couldn't actually see the Hunley. The boat is submerged in a tank of acid and will be so for at least another five years. If you can get... More 

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CA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Unfortunately this sight is difficult to see as the submarine is in a tank to help preserve it, they have plans in the future for a better viewing area. The docent we had was fantastic and made this a worthwhile exhibit to see.

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

Our visit to see the Hunley was amazing. While the location is a work-in-process lab with far to go to completion, they are constantly building displays and improving the exhibits. The tour guides did a great job of relating the fascinating history of the Hunley. We will follow the progress on the Web and will visit again when we are... More 

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Calgary
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80 reviews 80 reviews
12 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
54 helpful votes 54 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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