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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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West Milford, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Ongoing restoration of the Civil War submarine. Fascinating, worthwhile stop. Informative tour guides. Painstakingly restoring the artifacts found in the submarine which is amazing. Displays had been changed since we were here two years ago, keeping things interesting. Fascinating to hear and learn about, and 'see' the men involved in this endeavor 150 years ago.

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Summerville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The Hunley is slowly being uncovered here and all its secrets explored. When the first submarine was discovered in silt in the waters off the Isle of Palms several years ago, it was recovered with its crew of 7 still aboard her. She is carefully being conserved here. This is a visit well worth the time.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I know and appreciate that the money spent on "tours" goes to the restoration costs for the hunley, but our tour guide just talked about the history as we looked through a glass tank. I would have preferred a self-guided look through the history. Maybe it was just our tour guide though, who got annoyed at people for asking questions.

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Mount Vernon, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We loved visiting the Hunley Submarine. It is such an interesting story. We loved seeing it submerged in the tank and learning about the different processes that it is going through as they work to get the concretion off of the sub. The personal stories for some of the crew are also very interesting. They have some personal articles on... More

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Livingston, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was a real treat to see and a testament to the men that served on this boat. It is hard to imagine the courage that it took to get into such a small, confined space but the sailors took the risk for their love of the Confederacy.

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North Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This was an outrageously GREAT experience! A one time deal for my wife and I as we saw it all in an afternoon. Extremely interesting if you are a civil war buff or just looking at the sites of Charleston. The tecknowledgy used to recreate even what the members of the crew looked like made even more outstanding. Just a... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

There is a model built to size in which you can sit to see the conditions these men endured. After the bones of the crew were discovered, models of their heads were made so you can actually see what they looked like. The guides do an excellent job of telling the history of the Hunley. A National Geographic research team... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is only open on Saturdays and Sundays! Don't go past 4 because security will come and ask you to leave while your reading the signs. I was so excited to visit! I've been following the history for years! I visited Fort Moultrie, not far from where the Hunley took off. I've been fascinated by it! When I arrived at... More

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My husband served on submarines for 25 years so he was excited to visit here. You should enter from Spruill Avenue side of Navy yard, so as not to have to drive all the way through the old base to get to the exhibit.

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Seneca, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Fascinating insight into Civil War history! The tour guides are volunteers and they do an excellent job! This is a working laboratory--not a a museum per se. They are diligently working on the preservation of the submarine, but it is a slow process. My son who is 9 years old enjoyed it tremendously, but he had studied it prior to... More

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