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H.L. Hunley Submarine

1250 Supply St., North Charleston

Two or Four Tour Admission Tickets to H.L. Hunley Submarine (Up to 53% Off)

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Highlights

Guests can enjoy the tour of a Civil War vessel that sank unexpectedly after vanquishing its foes; includes tour and interactive exhibits.

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Michael
5 ratings3 reviews
October 11, 2018
Very interesting and informative. The guide was super informative. Quite amazing what those men built and did with knowledge they may die.
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BobHELPFUL REVIEWER
2 ratings2 reviews
October 2, 2018
The visit to the H.L. Hunley is without a doubt one of the hidden secrets of history just now becoming available in Charleston! Any history buff will devour the background and significant contributions to warfare the H.L. Hunley would provide to professional warriors worldwide. And, to further the intrigue and historical significance visit the Magnolia Cemetery where the H.L. Hunley's sailors are interred and study the surrounding tombstones - note the history! Should be in the top three of places to visit in Charleston!
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Allison
2 ratings2 reviews
September 25, 2018
Fantastic exhibit. Our guide was wonderful. We really enjoyed learning all about Hunkey
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Hollee
1 ratings1 reviews
September 13, 2018
This was a wonderful tour. I'm not a history nut, but my mother is so I took her and I loved it.
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Jim
6 ratings3 reviews
September 11, 2018
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at this event. It was wonderful to get a piece of Charleston history up close and personal.
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Jennifer
3 ratings2 reviews
September 8, 2018
This was such an interesting experience. I highly recommend this for anyone who enjoys history. Our tour started on time and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. It took us about 2 hours to go through the entire exhibit.
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Gail
3 ratings4 reviews
September 4, 2018
Amazing story told in this museum. Scientific research continues today, 23 years after the wreckage was located in Charleston Harbor. I loved it so much, I joined the Friends of the Hunley to support the museum. My children and grandchildren loved it, too!
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Jessica
5 ratings2 reviews
August 31, 2018
Great information on history, lore, and preservation of Hunley.
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About This Deal

Choice of:

  • Two Tour Admission Tickets
  • Four Tour Admission Tickets

The visit is a combination of a self-paced and guided tour. The viewing of the submarine is docent led and takes about 20 minutes, but guests usually stay for 1-2 hours to enjoy the store, interactive exhibits, and other activities.

Exhibit hours:

  • Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sunday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Tours are not available on:

  • Easter Day - Sunday, April 1
  • Members Weekend - Saturday, November 3
  • Christmas Weekend - Saturday, December 22 and Sunday, December 23

Need To Know

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Hours are Saturdays (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Sundays (12-5 p.m.) with the last tour being at 4:40 p.m. It is recommended that guests arrive no later than 4 p.m. to fully experience. A flight of 17 steps must be climbed to view the Hunley. The Hunley is submerged in a tank of liquid and viewable from platform above. Reservations are not accepted with voucher and visitors will be placed on the next available tour. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gift(s). 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.