A Must See Tourist Experience!
Visit the Hunley and see the world’s first combat submarine along with amazing artifacts found onboard during excavation of the crew compartment. A unique tourist experience that covers three centuries of history and technology.
We will be re-opening after closing for the Coronavirus pandemic starting June 20th. We will offer limited hours on Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM – 2 PM (last tour begins at 1:40 PM). We will be following all CDC safety guidelines. Also, we have large, open spaces allowing you to visit while practicing social distancing. Our staff will all be wearing masks, sanitation stations are installed throughout our exhibits, and cleaning staff will be wiping down exhibits after they are used. Reservations will be required. As always, tours are not available on weekdays so scientists can continue their work preserving the Hunley for future generations and discovering her true history (except for pre-planned private group tours and school visits).
A visit to the Hunley lab is a combined self-paced and guided tour. The actual viewing of the submarine in the tank is docent led and lasts approximately 20 minutes. With a store, interactive exhibits, and activities, most visitors stay at least one hour.
How to Reserve Your Spot
Tickets ordered in advance are $18.00 for adults and $10.00 for youth ages 6-12, plus a service charge and can be purchased online here. Tickets for Friends of the Hunley members are $12.00 and senior citizens and military are discounted to $15.00. Children age 5 and under are free. Tickets can be ordered online in advance up until midnight the day before your tour. You can purchase tickets the day of your tour at the entrance gate. These tickets do not have a service charge.
The Hunley is located at:
Warren Lasch Conservation Center
1250 Supply Street
(on the old Charleston Navy Base)
North Charleston, South Carolina 29405
From Interstate 26
From I-26: Take exit 216-B, Cosgrove Avenue North.
At the 3rd traffic light, turn left onto Spruill Avenue.
At the next light, turn right onto McMillian.
At the next light, turn right onto Hobson Avenue.
Go approximately 1 mile and turn left onto Supply Street.
You will pass Commissioners of Public Works building with a blue roof and the Lasch Conservation Center will be directly on your left.
For questions about Hunley tours, please call the Friends of the Hunley directly at 843.743.4865 ext. 10.
If you have questions about pre-reserved tickets, please contact Etix.com at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group tours (20+ guests) can be scheduled for weekdays with advance notice. For more information, call 843-743-4865 ext. 14 or email email@example.com.