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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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Sierra Vista, Arizona
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I was so excited to be finally getting to see the Hunley. It has quite a story of what happened to it and am very happy they raised it up and have it in a safe place. There are some things that can be improved upon at the entrance and being able to hear your tour guide over the noise... More

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Harrodsburg, Kentucky
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is a must for Civil War history buffs. The first successful combat submarine. It was retrieved from the water where it had sunk and is being restored. The project is funded by contributions. Lots of displays with the history of this sub. Well worth the visit.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

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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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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
49 helpful votes 49 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
26 helpful votes 26 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 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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