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Magnolia Cemetery

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Address: 70 Cunnington Ave, Charleston, SC 29405-9312
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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So much History

We went here to see where the H.L Hunley crew was buried, and ran across so many more Military graves. This is a must see for the History enthusiast. We did not have time to tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
anita12282016
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Madisonville, Tennessee
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Madisonville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went here to see where the H.L Hunley crew was buried, and ran across so many more Military graves. This is a must see for the History enthusiast. We did not have time to tour the entire site. We did get lost trying to find our way out and finally got out with 3 minutes to spare before they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a beautiful cemetery! It's a little too large to visit in the summer months, in my personal opinion, but nonetheless fascinating. You can drive through the cemetery and stop along the way when you come across more interesting graves. Simply beautiful and a must if you are a cemetery person like me!

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Denver, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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 July 11, 2016

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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1 Thank Melissa N
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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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Riggins, Idaho
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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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