Magnolia Cemetery

Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston

Magnolia Cemetery
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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.
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Evgenia B
4 contributions
May 2022
This is one of the most beautiful cemeteries I`ve ever been to. This place is full of history. I recommend checking it out on your way to Charleston International Airport. You can either walk or drive through Magnolia Cemetery.
Written June 21, 2022
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FLWiner37
Finger Lakes Wine Country, NY81 contributions
Apr 2022
We took a tour and it was very interesting. The cemetery is so peaceful to walk through. We went in the evening on a group walking tour.
Written May 30, 2022
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Stu N
Summerfield, FL40 contributions
May 2022
A must stop on your visit to Charleston. The history here is just amazing. The Hunley Memorial is very nice. Reading the words and life stories on the stones gives you a strong sense of dedication and Southern history. Get out and walk around. See the words. This place is special. Do not omit.
Written May 30, 2022
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Laura R
Olathe, KS149 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
This was a gorgeous cemetery. If you like the history and old tombstones, there are plenty of them. Also, surrounded by gorgeous scenery (trees and water)…made for an interesting morning stroll. Would highly recommend!
Written May 25, 2022
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Whorms
Vero Beach, FL9 contributions
May 2022
Wanted to see the architectural style used years gone by. Was happy we went. quite a history. picturesque
Written May 20, 2022
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Diane R
Charleston, SC8 contributions
May 2022
I didn't think that a cemetery would be so interesting however, Magnolia Cemetery is just amazing. The monuments go back hundreds of years and many Charlestonian families are buried there as well as Confederate soldiers. The grounds are beautiful and it is very peaceful. I definitely will go back to explore more of the cemetery.
Written May 8, 2022
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Shirley L
chicago223 contributions
Apr 2022
An interesting place with so much history. And beautiful oak trees. This place is very different from the dark church cemeteries. This place stretched for at least a mile. There were several monuments to CSA soldiers, one a Brig. General who died at the Battle of the Wilderness. There were family plots with dates ranging from the late 1790s to the more recent burial in 2020.

Combined in Magnolia is the CSA cemetery, a Jewish Cemetery and African American (not slave) cemetery.

Lots of photo ops. Since there were lots of groundskeepers around, we felt quite safe.
Written May 2, 2022
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Jim K
9 contributions
Mar 2022
I visited with a group a amateur photographers. The very old graves, some in disrepair may for great photographic subjects, particularly black & white, and even infrared.
Written April 2, 2022
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Valerie L
2 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Neat place! It’s big so of course have to drive it… but be sure to get out and look at the graves too.
Written March 26, 2022
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Jennifer H
Columbus, OH502 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
Actually pretty cool and creepy. With all the Spanish moss hanging down around the graves, this place looks straight out of a movie. Unfortunately we didn’t see any alligators. Nice stop if you have the time and are into visiting cemeteries.
Written November 9, 2021
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