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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, Cultural
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Type: Military Museums, Specialty Museums, Cultural
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Houston
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434 reviews 434 reviews
225 attraction reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
39 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Altanta
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a live laboratory where they are restoring this civil war sub; it is difficult to see the sub which is in a vat of draino, but the presentation and history are really fascinating. This was my favorite part of our visit.

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Old Fort, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

With the Hunley being the highlight of our trip to Charleston last December, it was on our must-do list for this year. While it is still awe-inspiring, some things have changed. For the good: they have enhanced the placards that explain historical and scientific points of interest. And they are also improving on the entry hall exhibit space, which looks... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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87 reviews 87 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I've read about the CSS Hunley for many years, and when archaeologists located the Hunley on the bottom of Charleston Harbor a few years ago, I had hoped that I would one day get a chance to see the boat in person. The museum displays include a number of models and movie sets used in the making of the movies... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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50 reviews 50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I've been fascinated by the Hunley for a long time, and was thrilled when they found it, and raised it. I loved seeing the actual sub, and the replicas where you could see just how cramped it was inside, etc. The tour guide was knowledgeable and engaging. We were actually visiting Savannah, and drove to Charleston just to visit this... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We had some friends moving away from the Charleston area and had this on the bucket list so we joined. It was cool to see the sub, learn about it's history and see some interactive things. If you are a history buff, have kids, or need to check something off the bucket list, stop by and check it out.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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222 reviews 222 reviews
38 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This is amazing. I wanted to see the Confederate submarine HUNLEY ever since they raised her from the waters of Charleston, where she laid hidden since 1864. This was a major milestone in American....and world history, and you get to see it. I went on a special members tour and saw some of the recovered artifacts after they had been... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

You can't see the ship too clearly because it is in the tank with no lights around it. The history was cool and I liked supporting the conservation efforts. I recommend seeing this if only for the historical value.

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