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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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My Great Nephew was commissioned in the Marines

So, what could be wrong with the place?!?! It makes me feel good to be in a place where those responsible, staff and cadets, obviously want to be proud of it. Pristine is an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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Edgefield, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

As a school it is one of the premier SMC's in the country. The Citadel Commissions more into the armed forces next to the service academies. As a tour site I just don't think there is much to see unless it is parade day. Parade day is a full dress military style parade of about 2500 cadets. Usually on most... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We have tried twice, once in 2011 and recently in May, to see the dress parade at the Citadel. In 2011 we wandered the campus, visited the museum and waited for the parade to begin. Shortly before the corps assembled there was a downpour and the parade was cancelled, much to our disappointment. Forward to May 2015 -- the Graduation... More 

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

So, what could be wrong with the place?!?! It makes me feel good to be in a place where those responsible, staff and cadets, obviously want to be proud of it. Pristine is an insufficient description. Courteous, knowledgeable and decisive accurately describes everyone with whom I came in contact. I think there is much to tour there, but I am... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I have had neighbors, God-nephew, friends and co-workers attend The Citadel. Awesome school. Love Charleston, the school, the area, food, everything. The tradition takes you back 100 years yet the state of the art facilities keep it modern. Great school

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Always wanted to visit. Here and now I have. We drove around the campus which is very impressive. Graduation was two days prior so all of the students were gone. Don't miss this site.

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Beaverdam, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We attended the graduation of our son, I was impressed with the college and the cleaniness of the grounds, area was great. Parking was a little far but that was ok

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Newnan, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Citadel parades are the best! The number of cadets marching with precision is mesmerizing. The Citadel band and bagpipes send chills up your spine. The bagpipe band is the best college bagpipe band in America. They are the only American college band invited to Edinborough Scotland every year for the Scottish tattoo. The campus is immaculately kept and the cadets... More 

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phoenix
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We wanted to see the Citadel and went on graduation day. It didn't matter as they are used to visitors and we had no trouble parking or walking around campus.We missed the parade which is on Fridays, (we were there on Saturday) S we heard that was worth seeing. We visited the guest shop and the Chapel. Beautiful stained glass.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Remember that this is an active university, it is still a beautiful campus filled with tradition and history. The grounds are well preserved, the students pleasant and a great sense of history is enjoyed while you are there.

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Hardy, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Riding a bike through the grounds of the Citadel, and the surrounding areas, was such a treat! Peaceful, clean, pleasant ride. Don't forget to visit The Citadel bookstore!

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