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The Citadel

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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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An amazing, historical Campus to see!

The Citadel is rich in history, tradition and excellence. The campus is stunning among the Charleston backdrop and amazng vews of the Ashley River. The Chapel is gorgeous and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Brookfield, Connecticut

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Brookfield, Connecticut
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Citadel is rich in history, tradition and excellence. The campus is stunning among the Charleston backdrop and amazng vews of the Ashley River. The Chapel is gorgeous and you seldom see a summer day where they are not hosting a weddng or other event. The folks in the bookstore are attentive and kind. The Summeral Field Main Parade Grounds... More 

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Bethesda, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We biked to the Citadel, and it was nice exploring the buildings. It was largely empty (mid-summer), but we felt like we got a flavor for it.

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Gold Coast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The Citadel is both a military academy and an attraction for visitors. The historic buildings and surrounding grounds are well preserved and maintained.

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Greer, South Carolina
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53 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This place gives me such a patriotic feeling. The grounds and architecture is beautiful. I have been there when drills were taking place and it gave me goose bumps. This place commands respect!

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Charlotte, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I drive through campus whenever I can when I'm in Charleston. It is an amazing place. The location, the consistency and reverence of the architecture, the beauty of the grounds. In my view, it is on par with the other military academies. Highly recommend.

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Kannapolis, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

a buddy of mine graduated from there and gave me a tour. it was amazing to walk the place. parts of the Movie dear john was flimed there.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The tour was very informative. i loved the ferry ride over to the island. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Parking was a bit difficult to find, especially on the street, but there are a few parking garages a short distance away.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We rode our bikes around this lovely campus, beginning at the football stadium, where you could ride right in to view it, then around the campus square. There was a beautiful very large Citadel Class Ring "statue" that was really nice, surrounded by flowers on one corner, an old fighter jet on another corner, and a beautiful chapel (more like... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The gathering area is very unique like a chess board. I don't know if there is a guided tour at all. We toured it on our own. You can also visit the gift shop there or the college bookstore I should say.

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Gilbert, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Loved every minute of our visit but especially loved the chapel. I would love to visit again but allow more time. I was on a tour and felt a little rushed. See it on your own, if possible.

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Address: 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409, Charleston, SC
Phone Number: 843/953-5006
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston

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