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Magnolia Cemetery

70 Cunnington Ave, Charleston, SC 29405-9312
+1 843-722-8638
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must visit

A lovely place to stroll and honor our city's beautiful history. Bring a camera, if the sun is... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2015
Jeff R
Charleston, South Carolina
Worth a drive-by visit if you have the time.

Neat, old cemetery. Kind of creepy, too! It seemed to go on and on. The trees are beautifully... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2015
Shannon J
Leesburg, Virginia
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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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“buried here” (47 reviews)
“hunley crew” (36 reviews)
“spanish moss” (29 reviews)
70 Cunnington Ave, Charleston, SC 29405-9312
+1 843-722-8638
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Reviewed June 3, 2015

A lovely place to stroll and honor our city's beautiful history. Bring a camera, if the sun is shining you'll be happy you did.

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed June 3, 2015

Neat, old cemetery. Kind of creepy, too! It seemed to go on and on. The trees are beautifully draped with Spanish moss. Lots of old headstones and crypts.

Thank Shannon J
Reviewed June 3, 2015

Magnolia Cemetery is perhaps best known as the final resting place of the two CSS Hunley crews. However, many of the other gravesites present both historical and unique markers of interest. Of particular note is the memorial to Lieutenant Colonel William Washington. A distant cousin...More

4  Thank BlackhorseVet
Reviewed May 28, 2015

Oozing with history, from civil war heroes to the Hunley submarine crews, to notable historic figures. The scenery of the grounds I find particularly stunning, ancient oaks, dripping with Spanish moss, a lake with alligators, lots of greenery.

2  Thank CulinarySnob
Reviewed May 26, 2015

We really enjoyed the flowers and grounds here. Got there in early Spring and everyone was nice and the weather was great.

Thank Ken G
Reviewed May 22, 2015

A Civil War lover, this is a must. Many Confederate graves & tombstones. However the MUST see are the graves of all crew members of the h.l. hunley. Finally at rest, their marked tombstones readily evoke thoughts of their courage. To touch their marker connects...More

Thank Kevin L
Reviewed May 19, 2015

The bodies of the crew of the Hunley, Confederate soldiers and many others buried here. We were here on a rain day, so we drove slowly through, but it was worth a stop.

Thank winelvr83
Reviewed May 16, 2015

I love history and history is what I got just strolling this final resting place for the one that call this home . The city rare gem indeed . Stuff you see in movies but I saw it only here in Charleston .

Thank MSB3075
Reviewed May 12, 2015

We stopped by here after visiting the Hunley museum to see where the crews of the H.L. Hunely are buried. It’s in a remote place in Charleston, and a little difficult to find. The crews are buried near the back of the cemetery and were...More

2  Thank ellinad01
Reviewed May 7, 2015

I am a photographer so I am always looking for unique and beautiful places! This is by far one of my favorite places to visit. Such beautiful scenery and an interesting place all the way around. I went alone while my husband rested and I...More

2  Thank Patti S
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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.