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H.L. Hunley Submarine

1250 Supply Street, Building 255, Warren Lasch Conservation Center, North Charleston, SC 29405
877 448 6539
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Specialty Museums
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Charleston, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I have been waiting 15 years to see the Hunley since it was raised up. I finally got the chance last Saturday. Note, you can only go on the weekends. I was so excited. I bought tickets for the 2 PM tour. I got there at 1:50 to find that the tour had already started. So I ran to catch... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We took two teenagers and two pre teens. The two younger ones had just studied the civil war and learned about the H L Hunley. It was "cool" to see it and learn more than the social studies book taught. It made history real. We were intrigued by the men who served and lost their lives in the submarine. Our... More

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New York City, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

As a Navy submariner it was a very moving experience to see how our brothers in arms lived and died in the service to their country. Their legacy lives in all the submariners that came after them.

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Jefferson, or
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

At the beginning of the "tour", the guide explained that this is a research facility, not a museum. Being a research facility, the area to view the sub is not set up for visitors. There is a folding glass wall between the viewing area and the sub. The sub is in a tank that has green sides so the water... More

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Ashland, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The Hunley submarine is truly and amazing discovery. It is like finding a 150 year old time capsule. The submarine is actually in a water tank which is to stop the rusting process. The small museum has many interesting artifacts and tells the story of the submarine which was the first true submarine. They even have rings and a gold... More

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Chesnee, South Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The H.L. Hunley Submarine was a destination that we had planned to visit for a long time and very glad we did. It's absolutely amazing !

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Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

it is worthwile to take the time and effort to see the HUNLEY .My shipmates from the uss taussig dd746 were on a ships reunion and found out about he the HUNLEY so several of us went .

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Marietta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I felt like the staff really made this a great experience. They all seemed well versed, were interested in teaching and answered questions patiently. The building was spartan with very few displays outside of the exhibit area. The area is part of the old Navy base, shut down for over a decade. The price of admission as well as the... More

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Aiken, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The history of the HL Hunley Submarine in North Charleston, SC is great and the tour of the submarine and exhibits are excellent. It is well worth the time to see it. Plan on being there about two hours to see everything.

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Panama City
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Nice exhibit and worth our time to visit. As we were a group of submarine veterans it was thoroughly enjoyed by the group. Glad they opened the exhibit for us.

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