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The Hunley

  • 1250 Supply St. Map It
  • North Charleston
  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Published 10/16/2017

Fodor's Review

In 1864, the Confederacy's H. L. Hunley sank the Union warship USS Housatonic, becoming the world's first successful 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 being preserved and excavated 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. There's also a full-size replica of the Hunley outside the Charleston Museum.

Sight Information


1250 Supply St., Old Charleston Naval Base, North Charleston, South Carolina, 29405, USA

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877-448–6539-for tours


Sight Details:

  • $16
  • Closed weekdays

Published 10/16/2017


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