For more than 130 years, it was one of the great mysteries of the Civil War, lost to the ocean depths and unseen by human eyes. Now, history buffs in West Tennessee can get an up-close look at the
C.S.S. Hunley, the first submarine to ever sink an enemy ship in combat. The display of a full-size Hunley replica — the real Confederate submarine is in a museum in Charleston, S.C. — is a great opportunity for families to learn about the Civil War. The Hunley will be on display Tuesday, May 26 through Saturday, May 30 from 10 AM – 4 PM. Admission is just $2.00 per person.
The Hunley Mobile Exhibit, operated by the non-profit Friends of the Hunley, features the submarine that was created for the 1999 movie “The Hunley.”
Visitors can actually climb inside to get a better understanding of the conditions the crew worked in. The last Hunley crew sunk the U.S.S. Housatonic but never made it back to shore. Archaeologists are still not sure why the Hunley sank the last time. Its crew was found on board when it was lifted from the water more than 130 years after it went down. This is an event not to be missed.
The exhibit is sponsored by West Tennessee Healthcare