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Magnolia Cemetery

70 Cunnington Ave, Charleston, SC 29405-9312
+1 843-722-8638
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Step into the Past....

A great place to visit when in Charleston if you enjoy history, and cemeteries. Beautiful grounds... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Kevin F
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Miami Beach, Florida
Like visiting a park

This cemetery is a park-like setting. You can drive through the cemetery or get out to walk around... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
bunkhedena
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Westchester County, New York
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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)
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70 Cunnington Ave, Charleston, SC 29405-9312
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+1 843-722-8638
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

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 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
Reviewed 28 April 2017 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...More

Thank PheSugarLand_Texas
Reviewed 22 April 2017

curious and beautiful, unusual site and development, definitely worth a brief visit (recommend going by car, or tour, not walking)

Thank feinschmeckerpartout
Reviewed 21 April 2017

What a wonderful old historic cemetery. Old Charleston wealth have many family plots here to see and admire. Over 500 Confederate soldiers lay here including 5 Generals . Micah Jenkins, Arthur Manigault, Roswell Ripley, James Conner and C.H. Stevens. There are 4 former governors buried...More

Thank Tom_PGR
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Nic0823
30 October 2015|
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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.
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GMomMyrna
16 August 2015|
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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.
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