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“Better Than Bonaventure . . .”
Review of Magnolia Cemetery

Magnolia Cemetery
Ranked #31 of 244 things to do in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed November 18, 2013

What a find! Bonaventure in Savannah gets all the hype in this part of the country, but I found Magnolia to be the gem of the two cemeteries.

I photograph cemeteries so I've been to several--three within a month span. This one I rated number two of the three--it doesn't beat out Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio, but it comes pretty darn close.

Allow a few hours for this one. I suggest walking it. It's huge. Serene, peaceful, majestic. There is a lot of history here.

If you're taking pictures, the sun can be brutal against white tombstones. But, there are so many different angles you can take, that's part of the challenge.

This will be a stop you will not regret.

1  Thank floydgarrett
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

92 acres of beautiful cemetery markers and gorgeous ironwork. Also the last resting place of the crew of the Confederate submarine, The Hunley.

Thank Sally E
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

The Trip Advisor brief description of Magnolia Cemetery says five Confederate generals are buried there. Actually there are six, not five, Confederate generals buried at Magnolia Cemetery. They are Generals Micah Jenkins, Roswell Sabine Ripley, James Conner, Arthur Middleton Manigault, Clement H. "Rock" Stevens and Wilmot Gibbes deSaussure. Two died in battle or from battle wounds: Jenkins at The Wilderness in Virginia and Stevens at Battle of Peachtree Creek, near Atlanta.

Thank Patrick H
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

Lovely old Cemetery full of History, worth the time to find. A peaceful walk through the cypress trees and beautiful Iron gates.

1  Thank DolceMinneapolis
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

This is a peaceful place, I enjoyed seeing the old tombstones and the scenery was beautiful. I like to visit the cemeteries, maybe not everyone's cup of tea but there is a lot of history in them!

Thank KittyButt1010
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