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Magnolia Cemetery

70 Cunnington Ave, Charleston, SC 29405-9312
+1 843-722-8638
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Tranquil and enchanting

What a beautiful, peaceful spot to be laid to rest. Lovely walks around the lakes and the trees... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
gwynnethv
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cambridge
Hunley Crew

I wanted my husband to see this place (as well as me). He was on a sub when he served in the Navy... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
SherryH334
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Muldrow, Oklahoma, United States
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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.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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70 Cunnington Ave, Charleston, SC 29405-9312
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+1 843-722-8638
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful, peaceful spot to be laid to rest. Lovely walks around the lakes and the trees with Spanish moss - it was really a wonderful experience.

Thank gwynnethv
Reviewed 25 October 2017

I wanted my husband to see this place (as well as me). He was on a sub when he served in the Navy and we have followed the progress of the Hunley since it's discovery. But not only the crew, there was so much history...More

1  Thank SherryH334
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We are dyed in the wool taphophiles, and this is an amazing cemetery. Full of history and beautiful statuary, this is a perfect way to spend an afternoon, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Thank Pat W
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Unique family plots, old headstones & Civil War history all over the place. Amazing huge trees & beautiful swamp ponds (with wildlife). Incredible artistry on the monuments & headstones.

Thank AnzaLen
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Be ready to look at the history of South Carolina residents, and the history of the south, All 3 crews of the Hunley Submarine are buried here, including H.L. Hunley himself.

Thank Paul V
Reviewed 9 September 2017

This is a beautiful historic cemetery developed on a former rice plantation. So many lovely markers in a scenic place. We only had a short time to visit. I could spend most of a day here. If you enjoy photography you'll love this place. Even...More

Thank Su-sea
Reviewed 27 August 2017

The site is beautiful, and fascinating. Most importantly, the staff was extremely helpful in printing out maps and additional information that helped me find family graves dating to before the Civil War.

Thank Aimee M
Reviewed 18 August 2017

I am a professional genealogist and wander a lot of cemeteries. The charm and beauty of this is one of the best I have ever seen. A lot of historical markers including the crew of the Hunley, prominent Charleston families, a gorgeous carved tombstones. In...More

Thank WhichWay?
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This is a great place to stroll and the varied headstones are amazing. There is a receiving tomb near the water-side of the cemetery that was recently restored and was once used to receive bodies into the cemetery and keep them cool until burial. So...More

1  Thank lisamhe2016
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Quiet, cool, peaceful. Beautiful trees. Off the beaten track. For those who love to read tombstones, you're in heaven!

Thank Marcia S
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Deanna J
5 November 2017|
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Response from Su-sea | Reviewed this property |
You'll need to call - we arranged to pick up maps at the house on the property.
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Nic0823
30 October 2015|
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Response from Beverly D | Property representative |
The transit (CARTA) runs from the city to Cunnington Street but there are no tour buses allow in Magnolia Cemetery. You would have to inquire with the shuttle service as to what they offer.
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