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Hunley Burial Information


When and where is the Burial Procession?
The burial of the final crew of the H. L. Hunley is scheduled for Saturday, April 17th, 2004 starting at 10:00 a.m. at White Point Gardens, followed by a funeral procession and ending at Magnolia Cemetery for the burial.

Where does the funeral procession start and what is the route?
The event begins with a ceremony at 10:00 a.m. at White Point Gardens on South Battery in downtown Charleston. After the ceremony at approximately 11:00 the 4- mile funeral procession will begin. It will go from White Point Gardens up East Bay Street, turning right on Meeting Street, and turning right on Cunnington Street to Magnolia Cemetery.

How will the crew be transported during the funeral procession?
The crewmembers remains will be transported individually by horse-drawn caissons.

What happens if it rains?
The burial will take place regardless of rain or shine.

Do you have to have a ticket to attend the burial?
No, the funeral procession and burial is open to the public.

Will there be any other events surrounding the Burial?
Facial reconstructions and personal histories will be released in the days prior to the burial and experts will give lectures on the Hunley, her history and the crew. There will be lantern tours available (location to be determined). Details about surrounding events will be made available in the coming months and will be posted on

Where can I stay?
For a complete outline of accommodations, Clieck Here . We do recommend booking your rooms as early as possible, as April is a very busy month in Charleston for tourism.

For all re-enactor questions contact the following:
For General information contact Kay Long at (843) 556-1805 or or George Nauman at (843) 345-5554 or

For artillery re-enactor information contact John Jowers at (843) 795-5132 or

Please do not contact Friends of the Hunley for re-enactor information.

How do we get to the ceremony at White Point Gardens?
Directions from I-26:
Take I-26 to Charleston
Take the Meeting St. exit
Follow Meeting St. South until it ends. It runs into White Point Gardens.
Directions from Mt. Pleasant
Take Highway 17 to downtown Charleston
Take the Meeting St. exit
Follow Meeting St. South until it ends at White Point Gardens.

Directions from West Ashley:
Take Highway 17/Savannah Highway to downtown Charleston.
Cross the Ashley River Bridge
Exit onto Lockwood Blvd. to downtown Charleston
Exit onto Calhoun St. and follow to Meeting St.
Take a right onto Meeting St. South until it ends. It runs into White Point Gardens.

How do we get to Magnolia Cemetery?
Take I-26 to exit 219 B (Mt. Pleasant Street/Morrison Drive).
Once you exit take a left at the stop sign.
Go to the 2nd traffic light and take a left onto Meeting Street.
Once on Meeting Street cross railroad tracks and take first left onto Cunnington Street.
Come all the way down Cunnington Street until you reach the stop sign. At this time Magnolias gates are right in front of you.

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