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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. Arrange to visit Magnolia Cemetery and other attractions in Charleston using our Charleston vacation builder.
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  • We were on a cycling tour and rode through this cemetery. Many important public figures, but one of the more interesting portions is the area where all the confederate soldiers are buried. The day we ...  more »
  • A great place to visit when in Charleston if you enjoy history, and cemeteries. Beautiful grounds and stonework. Interesting Civil War burials and dedications. Great views of the Cooper River too. An ...  more »
  • we visited this cemetery to see the Soldiers Field where the confederate soldiers were buried. It was a breathtaking experience looking at all the graves of those who fought for their country. It also...  more »
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  • This has all the markers of the cemeteries you read about in Halloween books. The graves are very old and ornate, cracked and bent in places where trees have grown through them. The mausoleums in particular are fascinating. You get a real sense of how old Charleston is here. The cemetery buts right up against the marsh, which makes for a highly scenic experience, but bugs and heat may be a problem in the Summer. A great place to go for a walk in the morning, though.
  • Beautiful! Peaceful and clean. Amazing history to preserve.
  • Great visit. Never have i seen something like this in person and will definitely be back to explore more. This place is huge!
  • A wonderfully beautiful old cemetery. Amazing monuments and tons if interesting things to see!
  • If you like history, this is a great reminder of times past. A little morbid for a tourist stop, but we went on Memorial day and all of the veteran Graves were decorated with flags.