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The Citadel

171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409, Charleston, SC
843/953-5006
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Ranked #18 of 106 Attractions in Charleston
Type: Other
Description: A historic military college best known for its Moorish-inspired architecture.
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Philadelphia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
12 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Pretty simple --- you really should at the very least drive through the main campus of this historic college. If you have time, park and walk around the main parade ground, as much of the campus surrounds it. The buildings are noteworthy and the military equipment on site impressive. Naturally, if you have a moment to engage a cadet in... More

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Anderson, South Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My husband and I had some time to kill before we went to dinner and decided to check out The CItadeL. We are so glad that we did that. The campus is just beautiful. The buildings are all white stucco and castle shaped after the original Citadel, which is downtown Charleston and now an Embassy Suite hotel. You will go... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The Citadel is steeped in tradition from the way the cadets walk to the chants at the football games and that's what makes visiting this amazing institution worth the trip. If you are in Charleston and have the time this is a great place to spend a few hours. You will get to see old aircraft and military machinery and... More

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Youngstown
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My party and I wound up at the citadel almost by accident. We self-toured most of the grounds and ran into a very helpful officer who gave us some backstory and information about the campus and university. We didn't take an official tour,but I'd imagine that would be pretty great too. It's just a pretty campus with a fair amount... More

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Summerville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If you have never visited a military college, the best two to tour is The Citadel and West Point. I prefer The Citadel because I graduated from there in 1971 and I still live in the Charleston Area. When you come through the entrance gate you will be greeted by a cadet on guard duty. As you travel into the... More

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Fishers, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

While vacationing in Charleston in April we decided we would regret it if we did not go to see The Citadel. We were correct. The visit was so meaningful and captured our hearts. The chapel is beautiful, displaying flags of all 50 states. We only wish we could have witnessed a parade (school was out for spring break when we... More

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Beaverdam, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My son is attending the Citdel it is a beautiful school, really nice could not say anything bad. We enjoyed touring the school

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Lithia Springs, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a very small but beautiful and convenient mall to shop at which has the most popular stores, like J C Penny, The Journey and more. Great food court.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Very clean landscape, well maintained and beautiful buildings. Cadets were on summer break and the museum and chapel was closed for renovations, although I did get a quick look inside the chapel at the beautiful stained glass. Very nice gift shop and cafe. Agree with another reviewer that the area outside was concerning but overall it was worth the trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

If You would like to see a beautiful city do not miss Charleston, S.C. Charleston has great places to eat and numerous sites to visit.

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