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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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  • Interesting museum with some nice touches to break up the historical facts tedium. The tour guide was really great, both in knowledge and entertainment. The highlight was, of course, the Hundley itsel...  more »
  • If you have any interest in the Civil War or History, this is a great place to visit. The museum gives tons of info if you have no previous knowledge but it also continually updates info if you have v...  more »
  • A beautiful recovery and loving restoration of this sub. A wonderful experience. Guides were knowledgeable. You feel the experience. 
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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.