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Magnolia Cemetery

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Address: 70 Cunnington Ave, Charleston, SC 29405-9312
Phone Number: +1 843-722-8638
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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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Don't feed the alligators

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Theresa V
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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 11 October 2016

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

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Ladson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Pay respects to the Brave and famous of Charleston, among them are the Three Crews of the H.L. Hunley.

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Akron, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

They need to spray for mosquitoes there. I would not recommend this place unless u have a mosquito net on. Was really looking forward to this but was so afraid of the dive bombing mosquitos on our car. We did get out when we first got there. All I can say is I hope I don't get the West Nile... More 

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Charleston,SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

A little hard to find, north of town, but well worth the visit. Beautiful, old monuments with marsh, river and Ravenel bridge views. Historians and Cival War buffs will greatly enjoy. Pretty pond with lovely white arched foot bridge makes for photographer's dream.

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Hemet, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Visited here I our to visit one of the plantation houses, was very interesting to see all the old graves, and the overhanging trees, saw one plot that had 8 markers 6 of them children that did not make it past 1 yr. very interesting if you like that type of thing . WARNING I cannot stress enough wear long... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This cemetery stretches forever and affords a gentle breeze from the nearby waterfront. Meander the magnificent paths to see the history of Charleston. A preservationist dream!

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