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. To find out how to plan a trip to North Charleston, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • If youre reading this you probably know the history of the Hunley. So I'll skip that and just say I'm a museum hound and I was super impressed with this place. It is well laid out, super informative a...  more »
  • .......The Hunley Museum is very interesting because you can actually see the process of conserving important pieces of history. I was concerned that the two young fellows that I took would become bor...  more »
  • Great information about the history of submarines in warfare! A well done tour and great interactive displays.  more »
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  • Great place. So much history. Very interactive. Can't really see the sub, but that's because it is being restored. The fact that you can view it at all during it's restoration is actually quite impressive, seeing as most restoration projects are performed privately.
  • So glad I was able to visit here and see the HL Hunley in person. The tour was very informative and educational. Had a great time and will visit again in the future.
  • Visited today with my Dad. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and very personable. Truly enjoyed seeing such an amazing piece of history.
  • It was just incredible. So humbling!! Thanks so much to all who made the exhibit possible. A Friend of the Hunley!
  • Really nice Museum with a fascinating relic of the Civil War. The tour guide was most helpful and answered a lot of questions on this submarine.

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