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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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Livingston, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Meridian, Idaho
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The Hunley is in a big tank that you have to go up steps to view. The tours are limited due to the space on the platform, but they occur frequently. Since this is an active preservation the Hunley is only open for public viewing on the weekends. There are several DVD's about the Hunley, Some iare documentaries about the... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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101 reviews 101 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Good info and great historical site!! Not really for young kids/lots of reading but a great precursor to our trip to Ft Sumter later in week.

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Wichita, Kansas
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104 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a work in progress and it not a museum. It is a window on history and an insight into courage. I'm sorry to say that the preservation process is at a point where the view of the Hunley is somewhat restricted and will be for a while. They are using lye at this time to help preserve the... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Is a great historical new place in Charleston. Fascinating. Give at least 2 hours to hear and see everything. Great tour guides. Great for families. Save time to go to Riverfront Park practically next door.

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