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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The Hunley submarine

We enjoyed the tour of the museum and the historic presentation by the volunteer. It was interesting and we learned a lot. The interactive aspect of the museum was very good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Lorain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the tour of the museum and the historic presentation by the volunteer. It was interesting and we learned a lot. The interactive aspect of the museum was very good.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

A fascinating exhibit where science, history, and human frailty coincide. You get areal feel for the whole history of the Hunley, its crew, the efforts to salvage the Hunley and its future.

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knoxville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This was neat to see the submarine. They had a lot of informative posters to read to learn about the submarine. Definitely should visit. It is interesting to drive to, we weren't sure we had the right place because it is in an old Navy building I believe they said and the area around was a dockyard. Worth checking out... More 

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Renton, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

A large piece of history, right there in front of you. Only open on weekends due to active restoration during the week.

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Marietta, Georgia
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The CSS Hunley is under conservation in the lab at the old Charleston Navy Base. It is in a tank of alkaline solution to stabilize the iron and hopefully will be displayed in a few years. The Hunley was the first submarine that attacked and sank an enemy war vessel. It was crewed by 8 men in the cramped space... More 

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San Diego
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

It's about 15 minutes from historic Charleston and well worth it if you have any interest at all in civil war/mariner history. It's great that it is in a working research facility (that is why it's only open on the weekends). The exhibits and docent narrative are very well done. Highly suggest going.

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Lexington Park, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Great tour guide - very informative. The self-guided tour was also educational and extremely interesting. Well worth the trip.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I was super impressed with the museum. It's small, but it has a lot of information. And a lot of the museum is interactive as well, so you feel like you've experienced it. It's hard to see the Hunley as it's down in water. The guide who told us about the Hunley was very very good. The museum is family... More 

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Oregon City, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This was really a great place. Especially if you are interested in civil war history. You can see the sub, and they have a great exhibit. I enjoyed the experience.

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Newburgh, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Very interesting exhibit of the H.L. Hunley submarine, a bit of Civil War History many do not know about. Guided Tours limited to the weekends. The Hunley is actually submerged in a treated water tank as marine archeologists work to remove the years of incrustation from its years under water. You can see a digital scale photo, some of the... More 

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