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Magnolia Cemetery

70 Cunnington Ave, Charleston, SC 29405-9312
+1 843-722-8638
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Wish I'd had more time here

This is a beautiful historic cemetery developed on a former rice plantation. So many lovely markers... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charlotte, NC
Beautiful, and very helpful

The site is beautiful, and fascinating. Most importantly, the staff was extremely helpful in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Aimee M
Vienna, Virginia
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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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“buried here” (46 reviews)
“hunley crew” (35 reviews)
“spanish moss” (29 reviews)
70 Cunnington Ave, Charleston, SC 29405-9312
+1 843-722-8638
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This cemetery is off the beaten path and is huge. We weren't sure we were at the right place, but finally found a gate with the name on it. I must tell you we saw only a small portion as it goes on forever. I...More

Thank uva7
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Let me first fully disclose that it was probably 2014-2015 when we first visited Magnolia Cemetery. We had read about this place, and for avid, albeit amateur historians regarding all things Charleston, we were simply stunned as soon as we got out of the car....More

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 12 July 2017

All cemeteries are beautiful , Now this cemetery is big possible can take a few trips before you can see it all - I missed a whole section and didn't even know it until I came home so now I know next time to plan...More

Thank corollaclub98
Reviewed 9 July 2017

I gotta be honest...I was reluctant to write this review.I know, I'm just be selfish but this place is so peaceful and beautiful. I kinda wanna keep it to myself. You can spend hours here exploring the gravesites.There are some beautiful headstones and memorials. I...More

Thank Kimmy M
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We stopped there to see the graves from the men who manned the HL Hunley as well as the Confederate burials. The first thing we noticed is the sign that says "don't feed the alligators". A walk thru the cemetery prove most interesting. The old...More

Thank roy1916
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30 October 2015|
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.
16 August 2015|
Response from Beverly D | Property representative |
We are not accessible by water taxi and a walk from the King Charles Inn would be a bit far.