In 1864, the H.L. Hunley became the first submarine to sink an enemy warship. Unfortunately, before she could return home, the sub disappeared with her eight-man crew off Sullivan's Island, S.C. Her fate was a mystery until she was discovered in 1995 by a diving expedition led by author Clive Cussler. Five years later, the vessel was lifted from the ocean floor and brought to the Warren Lasch Conservation Center in North Charleston, S.C. where a team of scientists are working to conserve the historic submarine for future generations. The Warren Lasch Conservation Center is a working lab, so Friends of The Hunley can only conduct tours on the weekends. Tickets for this historic event are on sale now! For more information about the H.L. Hunley, please call the Friends of The Hunley at 843-743-4865. To order tickets by phone call 1-866-866-9938.
PLEASE ARRIVE 20 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED TOUR BEGINS.
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 Day - Sunday, April 16th
Member Tours - Saturday, November 4th
Christmas Weekend - Saturday, December 23rd and Sunday, December 24th
Tickets ordered in advance are $16.00 for adults and $8.00 for students/youth ages 6-17 , plus a service charge and can be purchased by either calling toll-free 1-877-448-6539 (1-877-4HUNLEY) or by clicking the tour dates 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 are $12.00 and senior citizens and military are discounted to $14.00.