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“Beautiful”
Review of Magnolia Cemetery

Magnolia Cemetery
Ranked #33 of 237 things to do in Charleston
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Owner description: 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.
Gaston, South Carolina
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Many people died of natural causes and even in war. They lay in rest together here in one of many well kept memorals. Touring through their resting place there is a calm sense that all loved this place called Charleston.

Visited September 2013
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Peoria, Illinois
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46 reviews
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“Picturesque”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

Many beautiful scupture gravesites with live oaks and Spanish moss. Hunley and civil are buried here. If it's summer wear insect replant as the bugs are plentiful. There are also birds and a small lake.

Visited August 2013
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cornelia, ga
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8 reviews
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“Old Cemetery”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

If you are in Charleston and are history buff, check this cemetery out. It's worth a short drive (ten minutes) just to see the beautiful monuments. And also, the crew of the Hunley is also buried here.

Visited July 2013
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San Diego, California
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Interesting old grave yatd”
Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

I was hoping to see tomb stones from 1600's. Didn't find anything older than 1820. Loved the spanish moss blowing in the wind.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Jane P
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Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews
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“Many Civil War Graves to see”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

We arrived at 10:00 a.m. to avoid as much of the afternoon's heat and rain showers as possible. The office ladies are very helpful and will give you a map with 25 graves of Civil War notables to find. There is also a large Confederate soldier statue and graves in one large section. The crew of the Hunley submarine that was found about year 2000 is buried together here with a nice memorial for them. Five confederate generals, as well as captains, and other significant historic participants and leaders of Charleston's past are fascinating to see. If you have an interest in American history, this cemetery should be on your "to do list"!! It is about a 10 minute drive from historic downtown, so you will need a car. However, we did see a taxi driving through the cemetery with tourists looking at all the Civil War sites, too. It took us 2 hours on foot and moving the car from section to section, so I'm guessing that was one expensive taxi bill for the others!

Visited July 2013
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