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The H.L. Hunley Project and Submarine Tours

1250 11th Street, North Charleston, SC 29405, USA

On the night of February 17, 1864, the Confederate submarine, H.L. Hunley, sank the Union sloop USS Housatonic near Charleston Harbor. Tragically, Hunley never made it back to port, sinking in Charleston Harbor and killing all eight crewmen. The fate of Hunley remained a mystery for more than a century until the wreck was found in May 1995. In the summer of 2000, the submarine was raised and transported to the Warren Lasch Conservation Center. During the week, the center is an active laboratory for preserving Hunley, but on weekends, visitors can tour the facility and learn about the fascinating discoveries the wreckage has yielded.


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From I-26, take exit 216-B Cosgrove Ave. north. At the third traffic light, turn left onto Spruill Avenue. At the next light, turn right onto McMillan Avenue and proceed through the gate. At the next light, turn right onto Hobson Avenue. Go approximately 1 mile and turn left onto Supply Street. After you pass the Charleston Public Works building with its blue roof, the Hunley Project will be immediately on your left.

Visitor Services

Limited handicapped access, information, tours, video, exhibits, gift shop.

Regular Events

Friends of the Hunley Oyster Roast every Fall

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee

Adults $16.00, Military (active or retired) $14.00, Seniors $14.00, Members $12.00, Youth (ages 6-17) $8.00, Children (5 and under) Free


Saturday: 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., Sunday: 12:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.



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