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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
  • From the sub itself, to the artifacts I was thrilled with all that I learned. This is a great place for schools to bring students, girl/boy scout troops, or if you just love history.  more »
  • You don't have to be a history or civil war scholar to be fascinated by this attraction. A bunch of adult men agreed to go under water in a 48" wide tube sitting shoulder to shoulder with other men an...  more »
  • Very cool to see this first successful submarine in real life. The tour is not too long, perhaps 20 to 30 minutes. I did have trouble hearing our docent a few times as I am hearing impaired and at one...  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.