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H. L. Hunley, North Charleston
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Built for the Confederate Army during the Civil War, H. L. Hunley was the first undersea vehicle to sink a ship. During its career, the submarine sank three times. The last time left the Hunley at the bottom of Charleston's outer harbor until its recovery in 2000. At the museum, see a replica of the submarine along with artifacts found inside of it. Consider joining a guided tour through the exhibits to learn more about the sub's history and conservation. Head to the conservation laboratory near the museum to see the recovered wreckage inside a tank of water. You can book your tickets online in advance. Walk-up tickets are also available on a first-come, first-served basis. For H. L. Hunley and beyond, use our North Charleston trip itinerary maker to get the most from your North Charleston vacation.
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  • It's a little hard to find, but well worth it. My wife went to a national conference in North Charleston that started on a Sunday. Tours of the Hunley are weekend only because this is a working lab. T...  more »
  • Even if you are not a history buff - this is well worth the visit. The location is a bit off the beaten path - so make sure you have good directions but once there, it is fascinating to see the restor...  more »
  • We were there with a Navy reunion of a friend. The tour was amazing, they went into such detail. I can't wait to see this old sub when she is fully refubished. 
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  • It's pretty cool. The submarine is currently in a tank of water so it's a little difficult to see, but it's still pretty cool.