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“Really worth your time!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of H.L. Hunley Submarine

H.L. Hunley Submarine
1250 Supply Street, Building 255, Warren Lasch Conservation Center, North Charleston, SC 29405
877 448 6539
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Type: Military Museums, Specialty Museums
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Acworth, Georgia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Really worth your time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I am a history nut, and I have been wanting to see this for a long time. It is amazing to look at this hunk of metal in a tank, and realize it's history. Our guide for the 45 min tour was very well versed in her history, and gave some real insight into what happened, how they found out the crew members, and thoughts about what went wrong. (My idea is that they just ran out of oxygen and went to sleep = carbon monoxide poisoning.) There is a "mock up" that you can sit in to get the feel for what these guys were dealing with, and a gift shop to buy some Hunley stuff. It is a little hard to find, and if you use GPS, make sure to put North Charleston as your city!

Visited November 2012
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Mississauga, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“HUNLEY, a Piece of History”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Interesting visit to see a real relic from the past, a submarine from the civil war. Quite moving to see however it is still undergoing restoration in a large water tank to remove salt/chemicals. To appreciate recommend seeing the National Geographic movie on its recovery or the movie describing how it was engineered and the men who were on its maiden voyage and died in it. Access for those with limited mobility is not available. Fun visit.

Visited October 2012
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“Wait to see the Hunley”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012 via mobile

The civil war submarine is a must see, however it is undergoing restoration for the next two years. Once the restoration is complete it will be moved to a perminate display in Charleston. I suggest you study the story of the Hunley and it's recovery and wait for the perminate display.

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Fairfax, Va.
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Well worth a side trip from the old town area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

This civil war submarine successfully sank a Union warship, a feat that was not repeated for another 50 years. The actual submarine is on display on weekends only. If you're a Civil War buff, this is a must see exhibit.

Visited October 2012
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“Historic CSS HUNLEY Must See!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

Its only open SAT and SUN and its in an out of the way waterfront area. But finding it was fairly easy by following the signs. This is a great time to see history. They do tours that not only let you view the Hunley but detail the history and the crew. It's absolutely amazing to see its condition and the artifacts. The staff are all wonderful, we have a special thanks to Pappy and Brenda.

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