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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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Very moving monument

Standing in front of this sub, your heart just stops for a moment as you realize how many men went down in this tiny craft and you remember those who died in it. We need moments... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Standing in front of this sub, your heart just stops for a moment as you realize how many men went down in this tiny craft and you remember those who died in it. We need moments like this.

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Snohomish, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Check the website for hours. At the time I visited, the exhibit is open only during the week. Very good displays. Very interesting history. A great mystery as the submarine was lost for over 200 years. What happened to the crew after the attack is still unknown.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The tour of the Hunley and learning the history was a must see for us. It is incredible that piece of history and the restoration.

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suffield, ct
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104 reviews 104 reviews
19 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The tour required a $12 investment and lasted an hour. Our docent, Carl, effortlessly weaved the Hunley story in fascinating detail and answered every blessed question from the crowd. As a Yankee interloper, I got the sense that the Southerners on this tour with me already knew the basics about the Hunley and came prepared with Q's that dug into... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This is a great story - well told by the guides. The reviews that indicate a disappointment in the view you get of the sub are correct. It is underwater and hard to see. There may be something they could do about lighting but what they are doing is expanding their exhibit to show and tell the story of it's... More 

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NYC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The Submarine was recently located after sinking in 1864. it was a must see for me. The building that houses the Sub is making improvement and under construction. Our guide was informative and interesting. There are several artifacts recovered and on display. I only gave this 3 stars because I was disappointed when we were led to the Sub. It... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I visited this because my dad is a Civil War buff and highly recommended I go. I missed this last time I was in Charleston because they only run tours on the weekend. I took a 10:30 AM tour on a Saturday and it was pretty crowded. I was a little surprised since the location is a bit out of... More 

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USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

A great stop while visiting Charleston. The volunteer staff was very helpful and informative. They are really taking the time to get this restoration correct.

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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The tour was very informative. Our guide was very interesting and told us lots about the Civil War action surrounding the Hunley and its multiple sinkings. The only disappointment was that you couldn't actually see the Hunley. The boat is submerged in a tank of acid and will be so for at least another five years. If you can get... More 

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CA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately this sight is difficult to see as the submarine is in a tank to help preserve it, they have plans in the future for a better viewing area. The docent we had was fantastic and made this a worthwhile exhibit to see.

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