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“Interesting” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Magnolia Cemetery

Magnolia Cemetery
Ranked #27 of 229 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.
Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

It was interesting to walk around and read the old tombstones. I saw my first stork in the cemetery. It's a peaceful and natural setting.

Visited July 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Draw is the Hunley graves”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014

This is a neat old cemetary with a considerable number of Civil War graves. Of most interest are the graves of the 22 persons who died in the three separate sinkings of the Hunley - the first submarine to sink another ship in the Civil War. Follow the small signs and read the interesting monuments (one of the fatal sinkings was on a PRACTICE run.)

Visited February 2014
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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Historic and beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014

A great place to wander around, taking photos and enjoying the natural setting as well as old gravestones, monuments, vaults and other memorials. Leave yourself lots of time to explore, it's easy to spend a few hours there, especially if you like taking pictures.

Visited January 2014
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Herndon, Virginia
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“Manmade History and Beauty Plus Mother Nature”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

My primary reason for visiting Magnolia Cemetery has been my fascination with the story of the C.S.S. Hunley sinking a ship of the Union blockade in Feb. 1864 ,the submarine finally being found and raised 130 years later and the burials of the Hunley crews in the cemetery.

On a more general level, Magnolia Cemetery is a site of extraordinary manmade beauty and Charleston area history, but Mother Nature has made a great contribution to the exotic appearance of this part of the area.



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Visited December 2013
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Yardville, New Jersey
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“Hunley crew & more”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

Wow! What a huge place. Fascinating. Cemeteries linked with other cemeteries for hundreds of years. We went to visit the Hunley crews and stayed to walk around this beautiful historic site. We drove around slowly and got out to visit this interesting spot or that one. SC Civil War soldiers from Gettysburg, famous folks and more. Just a neat place to pass the time and learn.

Visited October 2013
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