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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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TripAdvisor
  • The museum and tour detail an important aspect of not only US, but world naval history. Through interacting with an extremely knowledgeable staff, visitors acquire a deep appreciation for the trials a...  more »
  • Learn the history of the H.L. Hunley before you go. It is well worth the trip out to the warehouse to view the Hunely. You also learn how the restoration work is done in addition to the history of and...  more »
  • Seeing this civil-war submarine and the restoration efforts, and learning about the history was fascinating and informative. But you can't get really close (the sub is immersed in a caustic solution t...  more »
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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.