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Magnolia Cemetery

70 Cunnington Ave, Charleston, SC 29405-9312
+1 843-722-8638
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Flower of A Cemetery

A visit to Magnolia Cemetery makes for an extremely interesting and quiet side trip while visiting... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
SwedishForMe
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Boston, Massachusetts
Cemetery visit??? YES!

Never thought I would write a review for visiting a cemetery but...... It was recommended by our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Moemohr
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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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  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“buried here” (47 reviews)
“hunley crew” (36 reviews)
“spanish moss” (29 reviews)
LOCATION
70 Cunnington Ave, Charleston, SC 29405-9312
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"buried here"
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"hunley crew"
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"spanish moss"
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"confederate soldiers"
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"family plots"
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"burial site"
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"wrought iron"
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"oak trees"
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"live oaks"
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"cooper river"
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"lots of history"
in 9 reviews
"walk around"
in 6 reviews
"charleston history"
in 12 reviews
"south carolina"
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"historic district"
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"headstones"
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"submarine"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A visit to Magnolia Cemetery makes for an extremely interesting and quiet side trip while visiting Charleston. Read up on the history at the cemetery's website before you go or don't. Either way you will find your visit fascinating. Signs at the entrance give a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never thought I would write a review for visiting a cemetery but...... It was recommended by our tour guide on the Civic War carriage tour. SO WORTH IT! The crew of the Hunley are buried there. But there is so much more! We only had...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only got to see half as there was a service taking place on the other side. But the side we saw was beautiful and peaceful. The family plots, the tombs, and the nature makes it a great place to walk, It was also a...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

I generally try to visit at least one cemetery when I travel out of town. This cemetery did not disappoint. William Smith built a pyramid to honor himself as the richest man in Charleston. Standing and looking at it is an experience I can’t explain....More

Thank Sheryl S
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Beautiful place to walk. Do,not miss the graves of the men who served on the Hunley. Also make sure you see the confederate section of the cemetery.

Thank wocrsc
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

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.

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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

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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
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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
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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
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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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