H. L. Hunley Submarine

H. L. Hunley Submarine

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Kara S. · 2 reviews
Reviewed March 12, 2013
Great museum and experience--would recommend to anyone! Worth a trip to N. Chas!


Heather L. ·
Reviewed March 10, 2013
The visit was a wonderful learning experience, for both myself and my daughter. We really enjoyed using this Groupon!! :)


Danielle L. ·
Reviewed February 20, 2013
Great history and our guide was terrific!

What You'll Get

Museums bring history alive, like a skeleton found underneath your house. Dig up the past with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $12 for a submarine-museum tour for two (up to a $24 value)
  • $24 for a submarine-museum tour for four (up to a $48 value)

Guides lead visitors past exhibits such as the H. L. Hunley submarine within a 90,000-gallon conservation tank, facial reconstructions of the crew, and excavated artifacts. Tours take place Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., and Sundays between noon and 5 p.m., with the last tour of each day starting at 4:40 p.m. Children younger than 5 are regularly admitted for free.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Mar 20, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About H. L. Hunley Submarine

It was February 17, 1864. The USS Housatonic floated in Charleston Harbor atop calm, cold waters. Below the surface, a group of Confederate soldiers sweated bullets as they cranked the propellers of the H. L. Hunley, speeding toward the Union's Housatonic on a historic mission: they would become the first submarine crew ever to sink an enemy ship. A 135-pound torpedo struck the Housatonic's stern, detonating a fiery explosion that sank the vessel within minutes. The Hunley then surfaced just long enough for the crew to flash a blue light, signaling to fellow forces on the shore that the mission succeeded and the submarine would return. And it did—but not until almost 140 years later, when it was raised from the harbor's sandy bottom on August 8, 2000, after author Clive Cussler discovered the wreck intact.

Today, the friends of the H. L. Hunley Submarine seek to conserve, restore, and ultimately exhibit this historic vessel, as well as solve the mystery of how it completed its mission only to vanish moments later. They welcome visitors to see the submarine in its current condition—within a 75,000-gallon conservation tank—and educate guests on the vessel's many details.

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