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Magnolia Cemetery

70 Cunnington Ave, Charleston, SC 29405-9312
+1 843-722-8638
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You could spend all day in this cemetery

This is a great place to stroll and the varied headstones are amazing. There is a receiving tomb... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Charleston, South Carolina

Quiet, cool, peaceful. Beautiful trees. Off the beaten track. For those who love to read... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marcia S
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Magnolia cemetery, a non-profit trust, is on the National Registry of Historic Places. Founded on the site of a rice plantation in 1850 during the "rural cemetery movement". It is the resting place of 6 Civil War Generals, soldiers and sailors, governors, signers of the ordinance of secession, mayors of Charleston, Lawyers, doctors and the list is endless. Open to the public seven days a week however the office is only open Monday through Friday. Open and closing times are posted as are rules and regulations at the entrance to the cemetery.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“buried here” (46 reviews)
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70 Cunnington Ave, Charleston, SC 29405-9312
+1 843-722-8638
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great place to stroll and the varied headstones are amazing. There is a receiving tomb near the water-side of the cemetery that was recently restored and was once used to receive bodies into the cemetery and keep them cool until burial. So...More

Thank lisamhe2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quiet, cool, peaceful. Beautiful trees. Off the beaten track. For those who love to read tombstones, you're in heaven!

Thank Marcia S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cemetery is off the beaten path and is huge. We weren't sure we were at the right place, but finally found a gate with the name on it. I must tell you we saw only a small portion as it goes on forever. I...More

Thank uva7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let me first fully disclose that it was probably 2014-2015 when we first visited Magnolia Cemetery. We had read about this place, and for avid, albeit amateur historians regarding all things Charleston, we were simply stunned as soon as we got out of the car....More

Thank Denise M
Reviewed July 12, 2017

All cemeteries are beautiful , Now this cemetery is big possible can take a few trips before you can see it all - I missed a whole section and didn't even know it until I came home so now I know next time to plan...More

Thank corollaclub98
Reviewed July 9, 2017

I gotta be honest...I was reluctant to write this review.I know, I'm just be selfish but this place is so peaceful and beautiful. I kinda wanna keep it to myself. You can spend hours here exploring the gravesites.There are some beautiful headstones and memorials. I...More

Thank Kimmy M
Reviewed June 15, 2017

We stopped there to see the graves from the men who manned the HL Hunley as well as the Confederate burials. The first thing we noticed is the sign that says "don't feed the alligators". A walk thru the cemetery prove most interesting. The old...More

Thank roy1916
Reviewed May 25, 2017

We were on a cycling tour and rode through this cemetery. Many important public figures, but one of the more interesting portions is the area where all the confederate soldiers are buried. The day we visited, there was an honor group reading the names of...More

Thank MaryKop
Reviewed May 25, 2017

A great place to visit when in Charleston if you enjoy history, and cemeteries. Beautiful grounds and stonework. Interesting Civil War burials and dedications. Great views of the Cooper River too. An of the beaten path gem. Lots of mosquitos too! Lots! Especially near the...More

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed May 17, 2017

This cemetery is a park-like setting. You can drive through the cemetery or get out to walk around. It's well worth visiting this place, which is so close to the historic district, in order to see the trees, pond, monuments and birds. After you visit...More

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October 29, 2015|
Response from Beverly D | Property representative |
The transit (CARTA) runs from the city to Cunnington Street but there are no tour buses allow in Magnolia Cemetery. You would have to inquire with the shuttle service as to what they offer.
August 15, 2015|
Response from Beverly D | Property representative |
We are not accessible by water taxi and a walk from the King Charles Inn would be a bit far.