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The Hunley became the world's first successful combat submarine in 1864 with the sinking of the USS Housatonic. After making world history, she mysteriously vanished. Lost at sea for over a century, she was finally found in 1995 and then raised from...more
Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1250 Supply St, Warren Lasch Conservation Center, North Charleston, SC 29405-2219
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This was a one-of-a-kind tour, unlike any other in Charelston or anywhere else I’ve been! Our tour guide knew tons of Civil War history in addition to every possible fact about the submarine. It’s a very mysterious and intriguing piece of history! The only thing...More
Definitely worth the money! The tour is very interesting and Judie did a great job! They are only open Saturdays and Sundays, so make the time to visit. We are a family of history nerds, and we loved it!
The idea of a submarine in the 1860’s is remarkable...but seeing it is beyond words. How. Men could actually power this vessel is amazing and the task they took in even greater. I have been here 3 times and read the book about the Huntley...More
If youre reading this you probably know the history of the Hunley. So I'll skip that and just say I'm a museum hound and I was super impressed with this place. It is well laid out, super informative and interesting. The docents are world class...More
.......The Hunley Museum is very interesting because you can actually see the process of conserving important pieces of history. I was concerned that the two young fellows that I took would become bored, but they were totally engaged for better than two hours. Very interesting!...More
Very cool tour. A real piece of history. Acoustics in main area is only complaint - lady on microphone on top landing (talking to 7 people) while the 25 of us struggled to hear our tour guide. Had never heard of there Hunley before.
It was always a dream of mine to see the Hunley. Was a little hard to find where to go to see the Hunley but once you do it is amazing. Had a neat little gift store and mini museum. To see the Hunley in...More
We went on Sunday, they are only open Saturday and Sunday. Dennis was our guide. He was very informative and interesting. The whole story was very intriguing. So glad we went. The first picture is the sub enclosed in water,the second picture is a replica...More
Yes. You are separated from the Hunley by a glass wall to protect you from the fumes of the fluid it is being soaked in as they continue work to preserve it. Would recommend no flash or you’ll get a glare. Enjoy!