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Address: 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409, Charleston, SC
Phone Number: 843/953-5006
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Description: A historic military college best known for its Moorish-inspired...
A historic military college best known for its Moorish-inspired architecture.
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The Citadel is different from any college campus I visited. I was fascinated to learn about freshmen walking in double time in the gutters (rather than on the sidewalks), eating... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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185 reviews 185 reviews
47 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The Citadel is different from any college campus I visited. I was fascinated to learn about freshmen walking in double time in the gutters (rather than on the sidewalks), eating square meals, etc. Men and women were dressed the same in grey uniforms and carried briefcases (no backpacks here or groups lounging on the green). We visited the chapel and... More 

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Leicester, Massachusetts
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We recently took a trolley tour of the city of Charleston. Hearing the history of the Citadel and seeing this historic gem was awesome! We got to see several cadets and learned why they are called "gutter rats" during their first year in attendance there. The chapel is beautiful and worth a stop. It was amazing to hear all the... More 

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Tega Cay, South Carolina
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18 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

What a great experience! We took a tour of the school that we timed right before the night parade. Would highly recommend this patriotic parade! Call the school to see when they are scheduled

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Estill Springs, TN
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We went to the Chapel. It is a most elegant and reverent place. One of the senior cadets spoke to our tour group about The Citadel and its history. He was very informative. We did not see the Museum, but I would like to on another visit.

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Palmyra, Tennessee
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11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Citadel is worth the visit. IF you have time, the museum is free and quite interesting. On Fridays there is the parade and everyone should see it at least once. Impressive.

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Warren, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

we got a personal tour from an old friend that lives in Charleston and got tons of info regarding this old historical place and the new that is there too.

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Culpeper, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The group toured the chapel and the grounds. Loved seeing the cadets and hearing about their routines. We also visited the bookstore which is like all college bookstores - filled with shirts and bottles and mugs with the logo on them.

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Kingston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We didn't walk around ,as it was a very rainy day in Charleston . The historical signifiance was not lost on us. Watching cadets marching and viewing the amazing grounds. Looking forward to returning when the weather is more accomadating

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I have always wanted to visit this school. It has a great history and I had a friend that attended. When entering the guarded entry I asked the young guard if he liked the school? His response was priceless "Like is a strong word sir", What would you expect as it is a military school.

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

The Citadel was originally in downtown Charleston and moved to this location in the early 1900's. Small campus nice to walk around and see it but really not much to do. If you do go try to go Fridays and see the dress parade which we missed. Lovely small campus nice way to stretch our legs and read some southern... More 

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