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H. L. Hunley

1250 Supply St, Warren Lasch Conservation Center, North Charleston, SC 29405-2219
+1 843-743-4865
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Very interesting

Glad we made the trip to visit history. It is a great way to learn about our country's history. It... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Elaine L
Tampa, Florida
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Another visit

This is our 2nd time to visit. They have done a lot of work in the last few years. Looks great... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Clarence D
Louisville, Kentucky
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The Hunley became the world's first successful combat submarine in 1864 with the sinking of the USS Housatonic. After making world history, she mysteriously vanished. Lost at sea for over a century, she was finally found in 1995 and then raised from the ocean floor in 2000. Since then, scientists have been at work to conserve the legendary submarine and solve the mystery of her disappearance. Tours of the Hunley include viewing the Hunley in her 75,000 conservation tank, facial reconstructions of the crew, and interactive exhibits that tell the submarine's fascinating tale throughout the centuries.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1250 Supply St, Warren Lasch Conservation Center, North Charleston, SC 29405-2219
+1 843-743-4865
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Glad we made the trip to visit history. It is a great way to learn about our country's history. It is good to remember.

Thank Elaine L
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is our 2nd time to visit. They have done a lot of work in the last few years. Looks great and with every guide, the stories are different and you learn a little more. We also toured the old officers quarters adjacent to the...More

Thank Clarence D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although this is in North Charleston, don't let that hold you back. Ten minutes to get to such a cool, different and well done piece of history. A recovered CIVIL war submarine that is a work in progress. We(my 8 year old son and I)...More

Thank Jesse T
Reviewed 1 week ago

While in Charleston on a brief visit, we decided to visit the H.L. Hunley. This is a submarine from the Civil War time. It was the first of its kind. It was not discovered until the early 2000s. The 7-member crew was finally laid to...More

1  Thank Wendy D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not leave Charleston without visiting the H. L. Hunley. What a wonderful preservation of American History. I highly recommend purchasing your tickets online prior to going. The H L Hunley is only open on Saturday and Sunday.

1  Thank Maddie51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

People need to understand the preservation of the Hunley is an on going process. We are very fortunate to even be able to catch a glimpse of history reveal itself in real time. This facility is a working lab therefore the public hours of operation...More

Thank Danielle C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I actually went twice as I knew my husband would really enjoy it. it is a quite fascinating piece of historical interest. Different tour guides gave a different perspective, I appreciated the more scientific approach and explanations vs the humanistic tour, but that is a...More

Thank fungranny55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We toured this facility with a group of teachers. The guides were very informative and easy to hear. They gave us plenty of time for pictures and questions. The exhibits were engaging and well laid out. Nice gift shop with a wide array of merchandise.

1  Thank pennamongirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son is a big Civil War buff, so this was on our "must do" list. This site was interesting and full of information. It is interesting to learn not only the history of the submarine but also the laborious process of raising it as...More

Thank KristyF1118
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was here 14 years ago and came back with my family because my kids and husband wanted to see the Hunley. I was surprised over how much it has changed. Very nice exhibits, and a great tour to see the submarine itself. Worth a...More

Thank Birgitte O
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William S
24 April 2017|
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Response from JPMato | Reviewed this property |
Uber or possibly a bus. It's located in an industrial area that's roughly halfway between the airport and downtown. An Uber shouldn't cost very much.
10 June 2016|
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Response from Dakota2037 | Reviewed this property |
Basic cost is $16. Varies. Only open Sat. & Sun. Check website for lots of info.
6 January 2016|
Response from Allan A |
You will have to sign in for a time, so some time will depend on the crowd. The tour is maybe 30 mins, but the museum and displays will take additional time. I would plan on an hour and a half just to see it all.