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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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Great historical site

Visited here I our to visit one of the plantation houses, was very interesting to see all the old graves, and the overhanging trees, saw one plot that had 8 markers 6 of them... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Hemet, California
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Hemet, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here I our to visit one of the plantation houses, was very interesting to see all the old graves, and the overhanging trees, saw one plot that had 8 markers 6 of them children that did not make it past 1 yr. very interesting if you like that type of thing . WARNING I cannot stress enough wear long... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This cemetery stretches forever and affords a gentle breeze from the nearby waterfront. Meander the magnificent paths to see the history of Charleston. A preservationist dream!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sooo, in this Revolutionary War, Civil War city, a cemetery can really tell a story. This is not location in the historic city of Charleston but rather about a 15 minute drive ( and in not a pretty area....) It will be worth your while to visit it - the live oaks, the ponds, the carved headstones and not to... More 

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Okeechobee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is where the crew from the H.L. Hunley are buried. The cemetery is very old and there is a section for confederate soldiers and many historical people are buried here. Sprawling with live oaks and Spanish moss, you are transported back to an earlier time.

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Northville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove through the Cemetery at the request of our daughter and are glad we did. What interesting history, seeing the tribute to the Civil War Veterans to the crew of the Henley Submarine.. Very cool..

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Madisonville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 August 15, 2016 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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