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Address: 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409, Charleston, SC
Phone Number: 843/953-5006
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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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A different culture

We found the campus a bit empty at first. Not like other schools, almost no one hanging out, wandering, sitting around. Then at exactly 1230, classes were dismissed and hundreds... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
QuikAg80
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Buffalo, New York

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Buffalo, New York
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86 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the campus a bit empty at first. Not like other schools, almost no one hanging out, wandering, sitting around. Then at exactly 1230, classes were dismissed and hundreds of erect, fast stepping grey clad cadets came out of the buildings and headed to their dorms (barracks). Not exactly marching but definitely moving with military poise. Corners were sharply... More 

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Thank QuikAg80
Sumter, South Carolina
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54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to the campus several times since my son enrolled in 2001. Always love to visit, especially during the parades on Fridays. Football games are also an experience.

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Thank John R
Savannah
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33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is the old tradition of the old military South. The church is all history, good to visit first. The Big graduation ring symbol is a good photo up. The center field is fill with a lot war history equipment.

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Thank Maria S
Northampton, Massachusetts
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70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The architecture is interesting and the chapel boasts beautiful stained glass windows. But this pristine military college lacks soul. It is a little off-putting in 2016 to see the level of discipline and poor treatment of the young and vulnerable first year cadets.

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Thank Mike L
Michigan
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here for our sons graduation and commissioning ceremony in 2014. Wow what a presentation. We got a private tour from a former student that we all really enjoyed and the ceremony was spectacular. If you get the opportunity for a tour take it. The history of this place is very interesting.

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Thank Traveler19204
Atlanta, Georgia
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114 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came in the summer when only summer school was in so the place was empty. The only issue was came across was the book store / gift shop was closed. We talked to a few students. They were very friendly. We walked around almost an hour and took lots of pics. Make sure you go to the Chapel. It's... More 

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Thank Peach2014
West Row, Suffolk, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled across the Citadel when they were finishing a late day parade. It was fun to see the cadets in all their uniforms. Check out the schedule online and go when you can enjoy the campus as well as a parade.

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Thank J F
Gainesville, Georgia
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626 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,400 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

stellar history abounds on this river side campus. admire anyone who managed to persevere and graduate form here, as it is a tough road. marmot hotel conveniently located less than 1/4 mile away. downtown location on river offers easy access to restaurants and historic attractions.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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112 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

When taking friends around CHarleston I had my first opportunity to actually tour the campus of the Citadel. I must say that it is impressive and worth a stop. Not the most exciting thing to see in Charleston but certainly interested and a worthwhile contribution to learning the overall history of the area.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Visiting family in the area and decided to take in a game at the Fieldhouse. We decided to splurge and get court side tickets. For $30 to literally sit right at the court level was a great experience and cheap in comparison to many other venues. The venue is nice, well-maintained, and fun to be in. Parking was very convenient... More 

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