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“Fascinating”
Review of Magnolia Cemetery

Magnolia Cemetery
Ranked #25 of 243 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.
Reviewed April 17, 2014

We visited Magnolia and St Lawrence cemeteries on a beautiful spring morning. We made the trip to see two particular graves. The staff at the office were helpful, located the graves for us, and printed off a map. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained, and the history of Charleston and its people could keep you here for hours. Well worth a visit.

Thank AngieNSW
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

We did a quick stop here - it was on our list of places we wanted to go but we didn't think we would have time and then we happened to be driving past it and saw it and took a quick drive in. It was very peaceful and well kept. We drove around a bit but did not have time to take in too much of it due to timing. We plan on coming back to Charleston and spending a little more time here.

Thank Cynthia S
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is a very picturesque photo opportunity. The 3 crews of the Hunley submarine that successfully attacked and sank the first enemy military vessel in history are all buried there. (The Hunley sank with 2 training crews and the third one that made the attack.) There are awesome gravesites surrounded with rusting rails, oaks trees dripping with Spanish moss, and interesting statuary. This is free and is located near the Hunley conservation project. They will give you a map to the cemetery at the Hunley conservation project building.

2  Thank HSLawyer
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

I have always enjoyed wandering through old cemeteries but this one is very special. We visited the grave sites of the Hunley Crews. The graves in this area are a true Who's Who of Charleston!

Thank WisconsinChippy
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

This Cemetery holds so much history. We toured it on Sunday afternoon at our leisure. A heartwarming site to visit...

D.A. Berry, Author

Thank Donna A
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