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“Well worth it.” 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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Matawan, New Jersey
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101 reviews 101 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
“Well worth it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

My husband and I spent a couple of hours at the exhibit after we visited the Hunley's crew at Magnolia Cemetery.
The exhibit was incredible. It was organized wonderfully and it simply amazed me.

Visited November 2012
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North Platte, Nebraska
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“Very moving”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Staff was helpful and informative. Great displays, souvenir shop. Interactive things to do. Informative videos. Only thing was we had trouble finding it and drove around quite a while looking for it.

Visited May 2012
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Acworth, Georgia
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“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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“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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