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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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Have been here several times. It is a well kept cemetery and some beautiful Angels. The trees are huge and covered with moss.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bobbie U
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been here several times. It is a well kept cemetery and some beautiful Angels. The trees are huge and covered with moss.

1 Thank Bobbie U
Walterboro, South Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is amazing, for a cemetery (that sounds a bit odd writing but we love visiting them to learn about history and see how old some date.) This place is well maintained and there are so many unique, old and amazing burials here. We came here to find the Hunley crew (after visiting it) and found them plus so... More 

Thank Faith N
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

this is such a great cemetery to viist for unuual headstones and for looking for ancestors and flowers the big german cemetery BETHANY and catholic cementery - st lawrences are also great

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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Magnolia Cemetery is a beautiful old cemetery off the beaten path but well worth a visit. In the winter century old camellia trees bloom under the meandering branches of magnificent live oak trees. Residents include many of Charleston's finest families and include confederate soldier's and sailor's graves. Enjoy the old funerary monuments but pay attention to the birds. A surprising... More 

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Tiverton, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

A truly southern cemetery with trees filled with Spanish Moss and headstone of every shape and sizes. The key attraction for me was the Confederate soldiers and sailors section and especially the section where the remains of the Confederate submarine H. L. Hunley's three crews are buried. If here on a weekend, ensure you checkout the nearby Warren Latch Conservative... More 

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Kent, Washington
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Unique, historic cemetery - very old graves with lots of history. Lots of Confederate Soldier's graves, including the graves of the famous Hunley crew.

Thank suprnursmo
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

People look at us strangely when we tell them we visit old cemeteries. In our eyes, Magnolia was stunning with its ancient headstones, rusty wrought iron fencing and gates and moss hanging from live oak trees. We like to visit because even in their odd beauty, they are places of peace and respect.

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Savannah, GA
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Cemetery enthusiasts will likely find points of interest here, but I was really surprised at the lack of fine funerary. I was expecting something more along the line of Savannah's Bonaventure Cemetery, and there is really no comparison. Magnolia Cemetery has far less interesting features, including bleak landscaping, and is not nearly as well maintained. We stayed less than an... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

In our travels across the country, my wife and I love to visit historical sites, especially battlefields and cemeteries and ghost towns and antebellum mansions. When it comes to cemeteries, Arlington in Washington, D.C., and Hollywood in Richmond, Virginia, rate at the top of our list. But others are noteworthy because of their beautiful landscape or historical significance or the... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

We visited Magnolia Cemetery to "see" family members and were surprised and delighted how beautiful it is!

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