Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston

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Founded on a rice plantation, Magnolia Cemetery represents the final resting place of 2,200 Civil War veterans. Notable politicians, poets, and army generals are also buried here. Spread across 37 hectares (92 acres) of forested grounds with landscaped paths, the cemetery holds impressive memorial plaques, busts, ornaments, and crypts. It contains the only chapel mausoleum in Charleston, as well as a large lagoon that feeds the Cooper River, used for scattering ashes. The cemetery offers occasional ghost walks and interpretive storytelling tours. Look for the curious Wm. B. Smith Pyramid at the site. Plan your visit to Magnolia Cemetery and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Charleston attractions planning site .
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  • When I saw this ad on Facebook I knew I had to book and since we were down here for the Cooper River abridge Run it was a win win situation.So many interesting stories, we walked at a leisurely pace a...  more »
  • This is an interesting cemetery. It is loaded with a good bit of SC and early US history. There are graves for civil war soldiers;s There is a great view of the river. It is as if it is going to wash ...  more »
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  • Some people may think it's morbid to visit cemeteries. But Magnolia Cemetery is a fascination of beauty and historical significance. It has such a quiet and peaceful feel to it. Every time I travel to Charleston, I always come back here just to see it again!
  • Magnolia was a mission to visit given that I have many distant relatives on my mother's side interred there from the early history of this great state. Beautiful and somber....rest in piece my ancestors.

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