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The Spirits of Magnolia Cemetery Tour

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 at 7:30pm

Magnolia Cemetery Trust
70 Cunnington Ave
Charleston, SC 29405

An 1849 cemetery along the Cooper River where the spirits of poets, politicians, and soldiers reside The Spirits of Magnolia Cemetery Tour gives you exclusive access to Charleston's most hauntingly beautiful Victorian burial grounds.

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.

This nighttime tour is the first official walking tour of the historic site, previously off limits to commercial tour companies. The 90-minute walking tours promise the best of Magnolia's history, mystery, and spirits. You'll hear startling stories about the unsolved murder of a socialite, an outraged politician who ordered his butler's execution and scandalous tragedies never written about in history books.

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Time: 7:30pm and 9:30pm

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