Classic South / Sandersville

HL Hunley Traveling Exhibit

Courthouse Square
Sandersville, GA 31082

  • The HL Hunley

During the Occupation Sandersville 2015, there can be seen the traveling exhibit of the HL Hunley, a Confederate submarine first to be used successfully in combat. The submarine was a converted steam boiler. Her objective was to break the Union block-aid. The submarine sinked twice during trials in Charleston. Two crew members were lost in the first sinking and eight were lost in the second. HL Hunley died in this sinking. After raising the submarine, it was renamed the Hunley after her builder. In 1864, with 90 pound charge of powder, she sank the USS Housatonic at Charleston Harbor. The Hunley disppeared and her fate remained unknown for 131 years. In 1995, she was located four miles off Sullivans Island, SC. Although the Hunley sank, she proved the submarine was valuable in time of war. The Hunley is preserved at the Warren Lasch Conservation Center in Charleston, SC. Free

October 24- 9 a.m.-5 p.m.     Downtown Sandersville

October 25- 9 a.m.-5 p.m     Forest Grove Plantation 

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission free

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking, Parking off Site

    General Information

    Free Admission , Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities


    Near Interstate Highway

    16, 20, 75

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site