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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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Large and well maintained

We were on a cycling tour and rode through this cemetery. Many important public figures, but one of the more interesting portions is the area where all the confederate soldiers... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Colorado Springs
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were on a cycling tour and rode through this cemetery. Many important public figures, but one of the more interesting portions is the area where all the confederate soldiers are buried. The day we visited, there was an honor group reading the names of all the soldiers buried there (I assume that's the names they were reading). Further along... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great place to visit when in Charleston if you enjoy history, and cemeteries. Beautiful grounds and stonework. Interesting Civil War burials and dedications. Great views of the Cooper River too. An of the beaten path gem. Lots of mosquitos too! Lots! Especially near the river and bodies of standing water. Bring repellant and wear light colored clothing....

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we visited this cemetery to see the Soldiers Field where the confederate soldiers were buried. It was a breathtaking experience looking at all the graves of those who fought for their country. It also contains the graves of the Hunley Submarine service members who lost there lives. A lot of history and beautiful Victorian views. Absolutely a must see.

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Westchester County, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cemetery is a park-like setting. You can drive through the cemetery or get out to walk around. It's well worth visiting this place, which is so close to the historic district, in order to see the trees, pond, monuments and birds. After you visit the cemetery, go to the Charleston Museum in order to see the life sized replica... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best time to visit this cemetery is early morning (before heat sets in), but bring the bug spray and water to drink. You won't find many old southern cemeteries like this outside Savannah and Charleston. Very quiet the morning I visited, felt almost deserted. If you love sculpture and history, this is the place for you. Graves vary in time... More 

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Burlington
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I know it sounds funny to visit a cemetery where you do not have family however it is a great place for history. This cemetery is very old and is listed as a main confederate cemetery. It is peaceful and quiet with small lakes and wildlife. Watch for alligators.

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Thank Helene T
Houston, TX
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a beautiful cemetery! Lots of trees, ponds, and unique sculptures in a variety of architectural styles. There were times you could almost "forget" you were in a cemetery! A lovely place for a walk. The crews from all three H.L. Hunley missions are buried here, so a stop here is the perfect complement to visiting the H.L. Hunley. Definitely... More 

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Thank Stacy R
Charleston
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the Hunley crew is buried here and that's one of its main attractions for tourists, this beautifully maintained historic cemetery is also a great place for photography, birdwatching and just walking. Hundreds of old tombstones, a beautiful white footbridge, and water all around.

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Thank Teresa J
Summerville, South Carolina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love going to this cemetery and just wondering around. The various styles of headstones and monuments are just amazing. Last time I went, there had been a new family vault built that had to cost a fortune. Much more interesting than just a small bronze plaque.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are at least three cemeteries side by side. Bethel and St Lawrence contain many interesting grave markers. We visited all three. There are markers dating back to colonial days. Two features we discovered were the Confederate Soldiers area with a monument along with several graves of Unknown Confederacy sailors and the graves of the crews of the Hurley. On... More 

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