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Florence National Cemetery

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Address: 803 E National Cemetery Rd, Florence, SC 29506-3232
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+1 843-669-8783
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This cemetery is something you would expect to see in Washington DC. It is something everyone visiting here should see at least once. My husband and I drove through here on a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
mimiboucher
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Florence, South Carolina
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Florence, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cemetery is something you would expect to see in Washington DC. It is something everyone visiting here should see at least once. My husband and I drove through here on a day of a funeral. So sad to see all the young soldiers buried here.

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floence,sc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

very clean and has both old and new section. I have family buried there .Florence had a civil war prisoner of war camp and has union soldiers buried here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We took some time out of our afternoon in Florence to drive through the Cemetery. So impressed with its solemn beauty. It's obvious the local community honors our military. It should be on everyone's list of things to do. It doesn't take long to stop & say thanks to all the men & women buried there!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Nothing quite compares to Arlington Cemetery, but this is a beautiful smaller national cemetery in central South Carolina. It doesn't take long to drive through it, but it is a beautiful resting place for the area veterans and their spouses. It is located in Florence and not too far from downtown.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Well worth a visit to the cemetery and the Civil War stockade. Very impressive and sad. It is hard to imagine the pain that all the Civil War soldiers endured.

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Florence, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I feel any national cemetery is worth visiting. The cemetery in Florence is unique among national cemeteries as it was begun to commemorate the POW union soldiers who died while interred at the Florence stockade. Most dying from disease and malnourishment. It also an overlooked fact that the first known female POW of the war was interred at the stockade... More 

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Thank Val L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This s a beautiful cemetery which is well maintained. The individual sites can be easily with a directory. There is plenty of history to learn. it makes you respect the men and women who served our country even more- they deserve no less. My only concern is my father's headstone was cracked by a mower and has not been fixed/replaced... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We drove through the Veterans cemetery. It is beautiful maintained and a reminder of how the men and women in the armed services have kept our nation free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

The National Cemetary is a must see in Florence. I found the history behind the mass graves of USA Civil War soldiers that were POWs heart wrenching. Stop hereon your trip...Learn the history. I treasure the USA that these soldiers died for.

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Norfolk, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

It is a simple place to visit and not one that most people consider! But when you get there and take in the history of what is laying in front of you, its a moment that you will never forget!

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