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 1-877-448-6539.
Hunley tours are available every Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM and Sunday 10 AM - 3 PM. Tours are not available on weekdays so scientists can continue their work preserving the Hunley for future generations.
Tours are not available on:
April 9th (Easter Sunday), October 28th, November 4th, December 23rd and December 24th, 2023
- Adults: $18
- Students/Youth 6-12: $10.00
- Members: $12.00
- Senior Citizens (65 +): $15.00
- Active/Retired Military with ID: $15.00
- Children 5 and under: FREE
*Please note that it is necessary to climb a flight of 17 steps to view the Hunley. The Hunley is submerged in a tank of liquid and viewable from above.
The Hunley is located at:
Warren Lasch Conservation Center
1250 Supply Street (on the old Charleston Navy Base)
North Charleston, South Carolina 29405