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H. L. Hunley, North Charleston

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.2/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web
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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  • This was the primary reason for my visit to Charleston. I was fortunate to visit and tour with an expert former submariner (Sam). His knowledge combined with our interpreter, Charlie, made for a fasci...  read more »
  • We visited the H. L. Hunley viewed the museum and took the guided tour of the laboratory that the actual submarine is in and they are showing and telling us how many pain staking hours and people were...  read more »
  • So much history right before your eyes...truly interesting narrators make your visit one to remember. The tour costs are a tad on the high side but worth it none the less. 
  • 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.
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