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The Citadel

171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409, Charleston, SC
843/953-5006
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Ranked #14 of 96 Attractions in Charleston
Type: Other, Cultural
Owner description: A historic military college best known for its Moorish-inspired architecture.
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Type: Other, Cultural
Owner description: A historic military college best known for its Moorish-inspired architecture.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Most Friday afternoons The Citadel Corps of Cadets March onto Summerall field as part of a military parade and review. They march to the Citadel band which has been internationally recognized for its pipes and drums. If you like ceremony and military precision this is a great free hour. There are bleachers or you can stand and watch.

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Zirconia, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Attending the carol service for the first time proved a real treat. With the popularity of the event getting there early is paramount. Like visiting the other military academies, one can feel proud of the men and woman who give times of their lives to these institutions and serve our great country. We will visit again.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Citadel is deep in history and tradition. From the Core of Cadets to the buildings themselves, you will want to see it. No wonder the chapel is the most booked wedding venue around.

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Hoover, Alabama
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We stopped by just out of curiosity to see what the campus looked like. The buildings all look like small citadels. There are plaques all over the place commemorating military heroes and events and those were interesting. Spent longer than we expected just looking around the main square at the mementos and weapons. We had no problem getting in and... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Although the day was unusually cold and blustery, watching thousands of young men and women on the Citadel's lush parade grounds was a vision of precision movements at their best. Led by the outstanding Citadel Band, the cadets performed their maneuvers with snap and style. Check to see if a parade will be held while in Charleston; it is definitely... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

For years I have heard of the Citadel but did not even know where it was. The original is now an Embassy Suites Hotel but you can tour the "new location" for free. The chapel is very nice. Cadets were very helpful.

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Thibodaux
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I was really excited to see this campus! Anyone is allowed on the grounds to walk around and just see it and visit the gift shop. It is a absolutely beautiful campus and just a great school to see especially seeing all the cadets walking around. There is also a really nice park located right outside the grounds which is... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The Citadel is the Military College of South Carolina and is a beautiful gem in Charleston. Just walking through is a pleasure and the yards at the gates can tell you where to park. But if you want to feel like an insider and have great photo ops, attend one of the parades on Friday afternoon by the Corps of... More 

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ky
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This was included in our tour of Charleston. It made me proud to be an American to see young people who show their dedication & love for this country. The grounds are beautiful. A must see. I wish we could have stayed for the parade, that is open to the public.

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Clermont, Florida
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285 reviews 285 reviews
28 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This institution is steep in tradition and it makes you proud to be an American just going there. Students are full of honor, duty and respect and nice to see some traditions continue...Friday parade is neat to experience and enjoyable for the entire family. Their bookstore is nice and public can visit and take home a little souvenir of the... More 

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