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Magnolia Cemetery

70 Cunnington Ave, Charleston, SC 29405-9312
+1 843-722-8638
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Worth the Visit

We stopped there to see the graves from the men who manned the HL Hunley as well as the Confederate... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nashville, Tennessee
Large and well maintained

We were on a cycling tour and rode through this cemetery. Many important public figures, but one of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Colorado Springs
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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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70 Cunnington Ave, Charleston, SC 29405-9312
+1 843-722-8638
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank MaryKop
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 4 weeks 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...More

Thank mikemann96002
Reviewed 17 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank bunkhedena
Reviewed 9 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank Beverly H
Reviewed 7 May 2017

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...More

Thank Helene T
Reviewed 4 May 2017

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...More

Thank Stacy R
Reviewed 2 May 2017

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.

Thank Teresa J
Reviewed 2 May 2017

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...More

Thank NinaSC70
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Is there any way to reach the cemetery from downtown Charleston via shuttle or tour bus? (We would need a round trip.)
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.
Is it walkable from the King Charles Inn on Meeting Street? Can it be reached by the water taxi?
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.