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The Citadel

171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409, Charleston, SC
843/953-5006
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Ranked #15 of 106 Attractions in Charleston
Type: Other
Description: A historic military college best known for its Moorish-inspired architecture.
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Bismarck, North Dakota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

We drove through the campus and found it interesting to see the cadets walking with their rain gear, some of them (plebes, we think) walking very quickly and with much zest, especially when making a corner. Seemed a bit strange, but interesting nonetheless.

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Katonah, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I disagree with jefferyred review and do not appreciate the low ball comments. Visiting this college during parade events is awesome and inspiring of patriotism.

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North Wales, PA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We visited the Citadel to watch the Retreat Parade, which is held on Friday afternoons. The band was wonderful and the cadets marching in unison were very impressive. We sang our National Anthem as they lowered the American Flag. If you get a chance, don't miss this.

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Marietta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This venerable South Carolina military school has a formal parade on a regular schedule featuring the Corps of cadets and both a bagpipe band in kilts and a drum and bugle corps. Come early and sit in the stands or find a shady spot under the oaks and spend a moving 45 minutes or so with these impressive young folks.

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Toronto, Canada
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24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We visited on a Friday afternoon so we could see the parade. There is stadium seating to enjoy the show. The parade is also narrated so you know what's happening and why. Unfortunately when we were there the museum was being renovated so we couldn't visit it. The campus is well worth a visit.

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Well worth an hour of your time while visiting Charleston. Easily accessible. On-site parking free. Impressive.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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98 reviews 98 reviews
31 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

A very impressive campus outdone only by their uniformed students wandering around campus and downtown giving us a feeling of pride.

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Columbia, SC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Great place for visitors to check out when you visit charleston. This school is very unique and you won't be disappointed. Go by on a Friday afternoon for the Dress Parade!

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South Miami, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

What an institution, we were amazed of how wonderful and beautiful the grounds were. The parking is tricky some parking is located in front of the church and the other by the cantina. The parade is incredible we were lucky it was a Friday and caught the parade. Wowwwwwww you cannot miss it.

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Canton, Georgia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We came to drive through since our son in law attended this years ago. Wow Is all I can say - what a college and campus. I peered thru the gates as we drove by to see them marching and keeping guard. The grounds were immaculately kept. I am happy we were able to see this part of history

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