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Magnolia Cemetery

70 Cunnington Ave, Charleston, SC 29405-9312
+1 843-722-8638
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What a remarkable place!

After going to see the Hunley, we decided to visit the cemetery to visit the graves of the crews... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
piratesr1
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Raleigh, NC
a must see

very lovely and peaceful place to visit...a must see....a lot of really old and beautiful grave... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
shivvering
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maine
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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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“buried here” (47 reviews)
“hunley crew” (36 reviews)
“spanish moss” (29 reviews)
LOCATION
70 Cunnington Ave, Charleston, SC 29405-9312
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+1 843-722-8638
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"confederate soldiers"
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"resting place"
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"family plots"
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"burial site"
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"oak trees"
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"wrought iron"
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"cooper river"
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"live oaks"
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"rice plantation"
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"lots of history"
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"love history"
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"south carolina"
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"charleston history"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

After going to see the Hunley, we decided to visit the cemetery to visit the graves of the crews. Amazing! The old oaks, Spanish moss hanging down, the ornate mauseleums and headstones. The cemetery is located in a marshy area and there are small islands...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

very lovely and peaceful place to visit...a must see....a lot of really old and beautiful grave markers...

Thank shivvering
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cemetery is truly a gem for Charleston Sc . For anyone who loves history this is it . Taking my 2 boys who love history as much as myself this was a highlight of our trip. My wife loves the bridge so when we...More

Thank Marcus B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

South Carolina and Southern history in every square inch of this lovely cemetery. After touring all the house museums and taking the Historic Charleston Foundation walking tour, I could appreciate this cemetery so much more. History matters, and this is Charleston history.

Thank MA9065
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to visit graves of the brave men from the CSS Hunley. Great photo opportunities with huge bent trees and old tombstones. Watch out for the alligators!

Thank suzz2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This very atmospheric old cemetery is peaceful and beautiful with much history to share. Wander through the trees dripping with Spanish moss, stop to read the tombstones, see the graves of the crewmen from the Huntley, watch the birds swooping over the ponds. Definitely worth...More

1  Thank Jenks19
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's got some really old and historic gravestones, the spirit of confederacy is felt there. Some mausoleums and graves are quite eerie. But it's worth a visit if you're into the more macabre things.

Thank Ana P
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

We went to the cemetery as all of the Huntley crew are all buried together there. It was interesting to drive around

Thank Karen G
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

It is interesting to drive around and look at the old gravestones. There is no entry fee and very quiet. Please be respectful.

Thank jswTraveler
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

My husband and I love old cemeteries, and Magnolia Cemetery is one of the best in South Carolina. Built on the site of an old rice plantation, Magnolia was founded and laid out in 1850. It is considered a Victorian Garden cemetery. When cemeteries in...More

2  Thank Seabrookgal
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Deanna J
4 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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