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The Citadel

Address: 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409, Charleston, SC
Phone Number: 843/953-5006
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Ranked #17 of 107 Attractions in Charleston
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Owner description: A historic military college best known for its Moorish-inspired architecture.
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Owner description: A historic military college best known for its Moorish-inspired architecture.

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Kingston
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

If you get the chance, make sure you go on a Friday for the weekly dress parade. The parade schedule is up in the website. It was awesome getting to see these dedicated men and women out on the field. The campus is absolutely beautiful and easy to get to. And did I mention, free!

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Orchard Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

When we arrived on the grounds, we were told by the tour guide that the campus would be deserted. This was because of Easter break so not much was happening. But we still were impressed.

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Wisconsin
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12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I had visited The Citadel once before during class hours. Worth the time and very historical campus. This time my wife and I visited to see the Retreat Parade held at the parade grounds. There is a schedule on the Citadel website. The Parade is awesome. The Marching band leads. They have a drum and bagpipe group as well. Then... More 

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northern NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Although we went during holiday break with little activity, the sheer presence of the place is captivating. Strongly recommended for a couple of hours.

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Mason, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Thankfully we toured this place with Adventure Tour company. The guide Valerie Stow is so funny and knowledgeable. I don't think we would learn much if we went there on our own.

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Easton, Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The halls were locked and the bus could only do a drive by. Disappointing on a rainy day. Would have loved to see the main dining hall and some historic items from years of students.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

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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