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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  • Step into a working laboratory working on one of the greatest archaeological finds from the American Civil War! The Hunley! Know what you are getting yourself into. There is a fairly informative and w...  more »
  • My husband's friend recommended our trip to see the H.L. Hunley as something to do while in Charleston and since my husband is a history buff, we took her up on her suggestion! Other than seeing an ol...  more »
  • The H.L.Hunley site is always being updated. But the historical background for the time period and all that has been put together is amazing. Makes history come alive.  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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