Fodor's Expert Review The Hunley

North of Broad Military Sight

In 1864, the Confederacy's H. L. Hunley sank the Union warship USS Housatonic, becoming the world's first successful combat submarine. But moments after the attack, it disappeared mysteriously into the depths of the sea. Lost for more than a century, it was found in 1995 off the coast of Sullivan's Island and raised in 2000. The Hunley is now preserved in a 90,000-gallon tank, which you can see during an informative guided tour. An exhibit area includes artifacts excavated from the sub and interactive displays, including a model that kids will enjoy crawling inside. In downtown Charleston, there's also a full-size replica of the Hunley outside the Charleston Museum.

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1250 Supply St.
North Charleston, South Carolina  29405, USA

877-448–6539-for tours

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Rate Includes: $18, Closed weekdays

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