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Warren Lasch Conservation Center

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Visit to See H.L. Hunley

This is a very good way to see a history exhibit. The first successful submarine to sink a ship... read more

Reviewed March 11, 2018
Griffin, Georgia
Brave and crazy men

On February 17th, 1864 the CSS submarine Hunley sank the USS Housatonic in Charleston Harbor. This... read more

Reviewed February 5, 2018
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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1250 Supply St Bldg 255, North Charleston, SC 29405-2219
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

This is a very good way to see a history exhibit. The first successful submarine to sink a ship. Invented during the Civil War. It is still preserved in specially treated water. Many other exhibits about the crew and the inventors. and a mock up...More

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Reviewed February 5, 2018

On February 17th, 1864 the CSS submarine Hunley sank the USS Housatonic in Charleston Harbor. This was the first successful submarine attack in the history of warfare (if you call the loss of the entire Hunley crew as successful). Since the Hunley was found in...More

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Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

First, this is a working archeological lab during the week as the vessel is still being cleaned and preserved. Tours to see the Hunley are only available on Saturday and Sunday. The “museum” part of building offers plenty to see and experience. Our tour guide,...More

1  Thank TrishA4
Reviewed November 11, 2017

This Conservation center is focused on the H.L. Hunley submarine that was discovered and lifted from the sea floor back in the 1990s. The guide explained the Hunley and the events leading up to the Hunley being the first submarine to sink an enemy ship...More

3  Thank Donald J
Reviewed October 2, 2017

This place has the LS Hunley, a first successful confederate attack submarine. the tour is about an hour but there is plenty of interactives. The staff was very descriptive and dedicated to the preservation of the Hunley

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Reviewed July 11, 2017

This was our second visit to the Hunley exhibit ... we brought one of our sons, his wife and their 9 year old son. They had a good time, we enjoyed it all over again.

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Reviewed May 22, 2017

A fascinating opportunity to visit a working historical conservation lab. This is the home of the H L Hunley submarine, it is clearly visible submerged in its tank of protective solution at weekends. Tours are only at the weekend as conservation work is ongoing on...More

1  Thank Dave P
Reviewed December 14, 2016

In the heart of the former Charleston Naval Shipyard lies a working lab which houses the H.L. Hunley, a Civil War submarine. The shipyard itself is quite a wonder, having been decommissioned twenty years ago. There are some private businesses that continue here, but many...More

1  Thank mikecarp
Reviewed September 25, 2016

The Warren Lasch Conservation Center is located on the former Charleston Naval Base. Not is the best area of town. What they have done here to restore and tell the story of the Hunley and its crew is amazing. Tours of the Hunley are on...More

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Reviewed September 18, 2016

Fascinating tour showing the ongoing work to completely salvage the CSS Hunley. Amazing progress has been made, but there are thousands of hours of work and research to be done. The art and science of undersea archeaology is clearly still developing.

Thank Lee M
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Trish S
September 21, 2016|
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Response from GregoryDee | Reviewed this property |
You can check with Gray Line tours and other tour operators in downtown Charleston. Friends of The Hunley members get discounts, on the FOTH website All of the hotels should have concierge services that could help as... More