Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston

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Founded on a rice plantation, Magnolia Cemetery represents the final resting place of 2,200 Civil War veterans. Notable politicians, poets, and army generals are also buried here. Spread across 37 hectares (92 acres) of forested grounds with landscaped paths, the cemetery holds impressive memorial plaques, busts, ornaments, and crypts. It contains the only chapel mausoleum in Charleston, as well as a large lagoon that feeds the Cooper River, used for scattering ashes. The cemetery offers occasional ghost walks and interpretive storytelling tours. Look for the curious Wm. B. Smith Pyramid at the site. Plan your visit to Magnolia Cemetery and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Charleston attractions planning site .
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  • We only got to see half as there was a service taking place on the other side. But the side we saw was beautiful and peaceful. The family plots, the tombs, and the nature makes it a great place to wal...  more »
  • I generally try to visit at least one cemetery when I travel out of town. This cemetery did not disappoint. William Smith built a pyramid to honor himself as the richest man in Charleston. Standing an...  more »
  • Beautiful place to walk. Do,not miss the graves of the men who served on the Hunley. Also make sure you see the confederate section of the cemetery.  more »
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  • This historical cemetery is one of the most awesome cemeteries I've ever had the pleasure to visit. So many remarkable, historical heroes buried here, and I am happy to have found it.
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