CSS Hunley – Submarine – Warren Lasch Conservatory Center – Charleston, S.C

Posted by on Oct 25, 2012 in Charleston & the Military, Charleston History, Charleston Military History, Charleston Museums, Family Fun, H.L. Hunley Submarine, Kids and Teens, Maritime History, North Charleston, The Civil War, Things to do in Charleston, S.C., Tourism Information, Travel Advice | 0 comments

CSS Hunley - Submarine - Warren Lasch Conservatory Center - Charleston, S.C.

Picture source - Hunley.org

1250 Supply Street,
Charleston,
SC – 29405

843-743-4865

www.hunley.org

The CSS Hunley or L.L. Hunley is a previously sunken Confederate submarine which was finally found in 1995 off of Sullivans Island. It was found by the National Underwater Marine Agency team of best selling author Clive Cussler.

Stories on Hunley.org -

- The Historic Mission (and Sinking) 

- Finding the Hundley 

Wikipedia.com article on the L.L. Hunley 

‘Weekend Tours of the Hunley

Hunley tours are available every Saturday from 10 AM – 5 PM and Sunday Noon-5 PM. Last tour begins at 4:40 PM. Tours are not available on weekdays so scientists can continue their work preserving the Hunley for future generations. Tours are not available on Easter Sunday.

Tickets ordered in advance are $12.00 plus a service charge and can be purchased by either calling toll-free 1-877-448-6539 (1-877-4HUNLEY) or at www.etix.com (links to specific dates listed below). Children under 5 are free.

Walk-up tickets are also available on a first come, first serve basis. These tickets do not have a service charge. Tickets for Friends of the Hunley members, senior citizens, and military are discounted to $10.00. If you are eligible for this discount, please purchase your ticket at the door.

The Hunley is located at:

Warren Lasch Conservation Center

1250 Supply Street (on the old Charleston Navy Base), North Charleston, S.C.

Tour Inquiries

- For questions about Hunley tours, please call the Friends of the Hunley directly at 843.743.4865 ext. 10.

- If you have questions about pre-reserved tickets, please contact Etix.com at support@etix.com.

- Group tours (20+ guests) can be scheduled for weekdays with advance notice. For more information, contact Josephine Starnes at 843.743.4865 ext. 28 or email herjstarnes@hunley.org

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The Charleston Museum – Americas First Museum

Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 in Charleston Museums, Enjoying Charleston on a Tight Budget, Family Fun, Great Charleston Fire of 1861, H.L. Hunley Submarine, Historical Places, Maritime History, Popular Culture, Things to do in Charleston, S.C., Tourism Information, Travel Advice | 0 comments

www.charlestonmuseum.org

360 Meeting Street,
Charleston,
SC – 29403
843-722-2996

Email - info@charlestonmuseum.org

‘America’s First Museum, founded in 1773.

Its mission is to preserve and interpret the cultural and natural history of Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry.

We invite you to explore this rich, varied history at the Museum and its two National Historic Landmark houses.

All are located downtown, in America’s Most Historic City.

Inspired in part by the creation of the British Museum (1759), the Museum was established in 1773 by the Charleston Library Society and is commonly regarded as America’s first museum. Its early history was characterized by association with distinguished South Carolinians and scientific figures including Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Reverend John Bachman and John J. Audubon. Many of the original collections were destroyed by fire in 1778 and operations were suspended during the American Revolution; however, collecting resumed in the 1790s.’

‘First opened to the public in 1824, the Museum developed prominent collections declared in 1852 by Harvard scientist Louis Aggasiz to be among the finest in America.

Operations were temporarily suspended due to the Civil War, but began again shortly after the conflict.

Progressively acquired from the late 18th century to the present, the Museum’s collections now present the oldest-acquired and the most comprehensive assemblage of South Carolina materials in the nation.

Modern collecting emphases include natural science, ornithology, historical material culture and both documentary and photographic resources.’

Hours of Operation

Museum – Monday-Saturday 9-5, Sunday 1-5

Historic Houses – Monday-Saturday 10-5, Sunday 1-5

Admission

Museum – $10/adults, $5/children 4-12, children 3 and under free

Historic Houses – $10 adults, $5/children 4-12, children 3 and under free

Group rates and discounted multi-site tickets available

Information and Prices subject to change

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H.L. Hunley is unveiled to the public

Posted by on Jan 14, 2012 in Charleston History, H.L. Hunley Submarine, Maritime History, The Civil War | 0 comments

“Confederate Civil War vessel H.L. Hunley, the world’s first successful combat submarine when it sank a Union ship in 1864, was unveiled in full and unobstructed for the first time on Thursday, capping a decade of careful preservation.”  Chicago Tribune

“Crews on Thursday picked up a truss, weighing more than 8 ton, which has cloaked the hand-cranked submarine for the past twelve years at a North Charleston conservation lab.”  AllVoices.com has great photos of the unveiled H.L. Hunley - AllVoices.com

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