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Magnolia Cemetery

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Address: 70 Cunnington Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405
Phone Number: +1 843-722-8638
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Magnolia cemetery, a non-profit trust, is on the National Registry of...

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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Travel through time

Really interesting to visit. There is no parking that would allow you to just walk around, however the is a single lane round that runs through the entire cemetery and you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Denver, CO
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Denver, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really interesting to visit. There is no parking that would allow you to just walk around, however the is a single lane round that runs through the entire cemetery and you can drive the cemetery to view the history and graves from the 1700's and up to current, including the burial site for the HL Hunley crew. Really a neat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cemetery contains the remains of the Hunley casualties, as well as the only death mask of a child in North America. Also there are some very unique mortuaries. Lots of confederate soldier graves.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our journey through the years. Was amazed how so many family plots have been added to into the 20th century

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Such and old and well-kept cemetery. Moss hanging everywhere lends to a mysterious air. Don't miss the bronze civil war tomb. And stop for lunch at Martha Lou's which is right by!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

If you are visiting to see the final resting place of the Hunley crews, stay to the right after the main entrance. From there it is marked pretty good. If you go left (like I did), you won't have a chance of finding it. Luckily, I was able to ask someone and they pointed me in the right direction

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Cool old cemetery; definitely worth checking out. Loads of history and cool old gravestones to look at. Lovely statues as well.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

If you are like me, you probably would not normally head for a cemetery for its sights. This gem caught me by surprise when I was walking my dog (I used to live nearby) and wandered into it. This is an intact Victorian era cemetery and has beautiful landscaping and monuments, including a large area for the Civil War dead.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

You could take a slow drive but I do recommend waking in order to read the headstones. Can't miss it! The trees and body of water in the middle (I believe middle) make it just stunning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

I've always heard about Magnolia Cemetery, so I knew when I made it to Charleston I had to visit. In particular, the Hunley crew. It was an unbelievable sight. I'm from a very small town in South Carolina, and our cemeteries are no where near that large. The history and beauty of Magnolia Cemetery must be experienced for yourself. But... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Magnolia Cemetery is huge. Many, many separate areas marked for different times, nationalities, families, etc. The crew of the Hunley are buried here. World War I Soldiers have a special area too. The craftsmanship exhibited on the markers, stones, buildings, etc., is truly impressive. A lot of Charleston history here

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