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Amazing educational and cultural experience

A very interesting, albeit, somber, reflection of the past history of Charleston showing human... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Michael F
Miami, FL
Wonderful historic cemetery with interesting tombs

Always well worth a visit. Many interesting tombs in a beautiful marsh front location. Also an... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2018
Joan P
Charleston, South Carolina
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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...more
70 Cunnington Ave, Charleston, SC 29405-9312
+1 843-722-8638
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Magnolia Cemetery is very beautiful. The grounds are not being kept up. Debris and high grass through out the cemetery

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carol C
Reviewed 12 December 2018

A very interesting, albeit, somber, reflection of the past history of Charleston showing human nature at its lowest. Although it was a visit that I would not want to miss it did bring us to a sad part of our history, especially in light of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Michael F
Reviewed 2 December 2018

Always well worth a visit. Many interesting tombs in a beautiful marsh front location. Also an amazing spot for bird watching and photography. I never get tired of it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joan P
Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

We love to go to old cemeteries. This was a beautiful one. Very peaceful driving around. My husband loved read the old headstones.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank camjam04
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Magnolia Cemetery is beautiful and historic. It's very peaceful and quiet. You could easily spend an entire day here looking at all the beautiful graves and monuments. If you are interested in the Civil War you can find many soldiers buried here.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bill F
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Beutiful restored plantation with lots of different tours offered, would recommend the Slavery to Freedom Tour

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kerry O
Reviewed 13 October 2018

First off very dark and poorly lit. Difficult to walk on uneven dirt paths. I was expecting history of those buried but instead it was very pro confederacy. The actors and costumes were great but some of the info was incorrect. In checking info that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Tondelaya1
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

A very nice walk through the Cemetery with a great depiction of Cival War events and scenes. Very informative and educational !!

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank dascamp48
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

This is an amazing cemetery to visit. A lot of great photo opportunities. Giant old magnolia trees and great headstones. We only had an hour, but could have easily stayed 2 or 3 hours just wandering around and looking at the gravesites. Tip: Don’t forget...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pke1963
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Magnolia cemetery is the final resting place for many generations of Charlestonians. It is a beautiful place to quietly relax and enjoy the serenity of Charleston as you admire the many beautiful monuments. Please take the time to visit the Confederate burial grounds and the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Deanna J
4 November 2017|
Response from Su-sea | Reviewed this property |
You'll need to call - we arranged to pick up maps at the house on the property.
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.