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Magnolia Cemetery

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Address: 70 Cunnington Ave, Charleston, SC 29405-9312
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Magnolia cemetery, a non-profit trust, is on the National Registry of...

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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Hunley Graves

Unique, historic cemetery - very old graves with lots of history. Lots of Confederate Soldier's graves, including the graves of the famous Hunley crew.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Kent, Washington
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Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unique, historic cemetery - very old graves with lots of history. Lots of Confederate Soldier's graves, including the graves of the famous Hunley crew.

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Cincinnati
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

People look at us strangely when we tell them we visit old cemeteries. In our eyes, Magnolia was stunning with its ancient headstones, rusty wrought iron fencing and gates and moss hanging from live oak trees. We like to visit because even in their odd beauty, they are places of peace and respect.

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Savannah, GA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cemetery enthusiasts will likely find points of interest here, but I was really surprised at the lack of fine funerary. I was expecting something more along the line of Savannah's Bonaventure Cemetery, and there is really no comparison. Magnolia Cemetery has far less interesting features, including bleak landscaping, and is not nearly as well maintained. We stayed less than an... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

In our travels across the country, my wife and I love to visit historical sites, especially battlefields and cemeteries and ghost towns and antebellum mansions. When it comes to cemeteries, Arlington in Washington, D.C., and Hollywood in Richmond, Virginia, rate at the top of our list. But others are noteworthy because of their beautiful landscape or historical significance or the... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We visited Magnolia Cemetery to "see" family members and were surprised and delighted how beautiful it is!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I love cemetaries- this is one of the most beautiful I have seen with a looong bridge over a pretty lake. That must, at some point, be a home for alligators! So, keep a look-out. The graves are well tended and there are many interesting stones and plots dating back to before the civil war. The area has several interesting... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Free and beautiful. Lots of history and lovely monuments. You can drive but walking around lets you see and experience more. It is park-like setting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We visited after a trip to the Hunley. Didn't realize we would be attacked by mosquitos, makes for a funny story back home but we weren't able to get out and really appreciate the cemetary, it is beautiful. We will be better prepared next time we visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We drove through this cemetery and noted some beautiful tombstones and mausoleums throughout. The lake on the grounds also made for a very serene setting. If you don't want to get out and walk, it is very easy to drive along the paths and stop for any photos you want to take.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Fascinating bits of various architectural styles with winding paths. History buffs will find monuments from many eras.

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