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“A Real Part of History!” 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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Irvine, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A Real Part of History!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

This is well worth the drive to North Charleston. It is hard to find due to the lack of signs along the route. Still, it was the single most awe-inspiring thing that we saw on our trip to Charleston. There is an admission charge but the tour is well worth. The tour guides were excellent.

Visited March 2013
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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“CSS Hunley”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Worthwhile history for all to learn about. The shipyard has done a commendable job of building this tempory home for the CSS Hunly. The tour guide was very informative in her explanation of the background about the sub. Felt a bit rushed though since they run so many tours through, however the guide did a good job answering questions at the end. The tank built to house the Hunley is very impressive.
Very good exhibits in the building about the history. Even scale mockups of part of the Hunley that you can get in and experience its size and crank the propellat.

Visited March 2013
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Alachua, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Hunley”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

This is the reason we came to Charleston,my Husband is a civil war major. This was a great exhibit. They should not push you through and let the tours be a little bit longer.

Visited March 2013
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Southern Indiana
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“Neat part of Civil War history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

I read about The Hunley the first time in Clive Cussler's book where he discussed locating in in the mid 90's. When they raised it in 2000 I read more about it. As soon as I knew I was going to be in Charleston for work I knew this would be one of my stops. It is only open on the weekend for tours. It is out in the middle of nowhere and not that easy to find. Hopefully whe the conservation is complete and it goes on permanent display it will be more easily accessible. They have a small museum in the front and you get to see how small the inside really was. The tour guide I had really seems to love what he's doing and was very interesting to listen to. You get to spend a few minutes on the observation deck where you can observe the sub in the tank. If you are interested in Civil War history this is a stop you need to make.

Visited March 2013
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Ontario, Canada
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“Worth the visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

An incredible piece of history a must see for anyone interested in maritime and the Civil War. Staffed by volunteers who are knowledgeable and interested.

Visited February 2013
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