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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  • I didn't think that a cemetery would be so interesting however, Magnolia Cemetery is just amazing. The monuments go back hundreds of years and many Charlestonian families are buried there as well as....  more
    I didn't think that a cemetery would be so interesting however, Magnolia Cemetery is just amazing. The monuments go back hundreds of years and many Charlestonian families are buried there as well as....  more »
  • An interesting place with so much history. And beautiful oak trees. This place is very different from the dark church cemeteries. This place stretched for at least a mile. There were several... 
    An interesting place with so much history. And beautiful oak trees. This place is very different from the dark church cemeteries. This place stretched for at least a mile. There were several...  more »
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  • It was the most beautiful historic cemetery I've ever seen. Worth a visit. FYI you can drive your car through it. Definitely check out the mausoleums.
  • We took a Haunted Tpur of Magnolia Garden Cemetery and it was absolutely amazing. The history was so cool and getting to learn so much and see types of graves that I have never seen before was so neat. I highly recommend this tour!

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