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Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston

Magnolia Cemetery - Charleston, South Carolina
Magnolia Cemetery
70 Cunnington Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405Map
+1 843 722 8638
Neighborhood: Peninsula
Overview

Established in 1849, this 128-acre (52-hectare) park was once a rice plantation on the Cooper River. About 35,000 people are buried here, including 2200 Civil War veterans, Southern leaders, senators and governors. Many plots are surrounded by beautiful wrought and cast iron fences and gates. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it is located a few miles north of downtown Charleston off Meeting Street. Other historic figures buried here are the crew of the H.L. Hunley Civil War submarine that sank the USS Housatonic in 1864 during the Union blockade of Charleston Harbor. The park features many beautiful brick and granite tombs, sculptures, crypts and memorials. Admission is free. Follow Cunnington Avenue to the end of the road. -Natasha Lawrence

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Magnolia Cemetery General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Friday from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Amtrak North Charleston
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