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“for the Civil War buff... a MUST see”

Warren Lasch Conservation Center
Reviewed February 24, 2013

The HL Hunley is submerged at this point in a restorative bath. You can still see much of her outer-works and inner-works. Despite some negative reviews, it is well worth the $12 to see. Much of the artifacts on display are reproductions until such time as a legitimate museum (in the works) is created to house the fully restored sub and artifacts. The Docents are very well versed in the CW history and sub and crew(s) of the Hunley. Don't pass on visiting the nearby Magnolia cemetery where all three of the Hunley crew are interred. Give yourself an hour+ for tour and visiting the museum.

Also available are very cool $10 souvenir reproductions of Captain Dixions famous "Shilo battlefield" USA coin w/ his inscription that saved his life from a Union musket ball. It was recovered during the raising of the vessel 150 years later. Makes a cool gift for someone or something to carry to honor all war dead.

Thank JPSaleebyMD
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

We moved our visit to Charleston around in order to see this wonderful, historic treasure on a weekend. It was well-worth doing so. Our tour guide, Scott, was very informative and it was incredible to see what I've been reading about and following on TV over the years. The artifacts are wonderful and it's awe-inspiring the amount of research and care they have taken to preserve and document this. The reconstruction of the soliders faces was fantastic!
Those who've complained about it have to understand that this is not a Disney theme park show. It is lab environment on a Navy base that the volunteers have generously spent time and effort to share this wonderful piece of history with all who desire to see it. Be glad that they allow ANYONE to see it on weekends, even if you do pay a small fee. If you enjoy history, DON'T miss it!!

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Reviewed April 23, 2012

See me comments under Group Tour H.L. Hunley. I highly recommend this for everyone!

Thank Mike32765
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Reviewed April 22, 2012

Awesome!!! A must see event!!! The history, the "sacrifice" displayed by the brave men of the Hunley...you MUST go see this!!

Thank Steve W
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Reviewed March 15, 2012

You will learn about the Hunley here and see artifacts. The first time we went, I felt a bit disappointed after leaving that there wasn't more. But I love that I'm able to see important history!

Thank MJay5
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