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Charleston: Magnolia Cemetery Nighttime Tour

Product ID: 263427
Discover Charleston’s most hauntingly beautiful Victorian burial grounds at night. Learn about the fascinating history of the cemetery, and the associated myths and legends associated with it to this day.
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Duration: 90 minutes
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  • Enjoy exclusive access to Magnolia Cemetery
  • Listen to your expert tour guide tell stories about the cemetery's permanent residents
  • Hear colorful tales of bootleggers, nobles, and socialites
Full description
With an expert guide, enjoy a 90-minute walking tour to uncover the best of Magnolia Cemetery’s history, mystery, and spirits. Hear startling stories such as the unsolved murdered socialite, an outraged politician that ordered his butler’s execution, and scandalous tragedies that are never told in history books.

Originally a 1790’s rice plantation, Magnolia Cemetery was founded in 1849 on the banks of the Cooper River in Downtown Charleston. Home to 35,000 permanent residents, including authors and poets, artists, Confederate generals and soldiers, prominent politicians, bootleggers, prostitutes, and socialites. Magnolia Cemetery served as a Confederate encampment to defend the city from the Union bombardment during the Civil War. Over 2,000 Confederate soldiers lay at rest in Magnolia, including the eight-man Hunley crew, eighty-four soldiers who fought in the battle at Gettysburg, and six confederate generals.
  • Live guide
  • Exclusive access to Magnolia Cemetary
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup
  • Gratititues

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Meeting point

70 Cunnington Ave, Charleston, SC 29405, USA

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• The activity takes place rain or shine
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wear comfortable shoes. it is dark so stay close to the guide. he has a flashlight. the guide provide historic information on the graves.

15 December 2019

This was a great tour! Just a little scary (good for me) and lots of great history of the cemetery. Really enjoyed it! Thanks so much!

29 October 2019

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Bulldog Tours

Product ID: 263427