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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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Beautiful campus

What a wonderful side trip for my husband and I! The campus of The Citadel is beautiful and still looks like something right our of the history books. It has been called the West... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
MarilynDean
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Buford, Georgia
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Buford, Georgia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful side trip for my husband and I! The campus of The Citadel is beautiful and still looks like something right our of the history books. It has been called the West Point of the south and numerous famous folks attended this school. We were greeted at the guard station and told we were welcome visitors and to... More 

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California
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We visited The Citadel when nothing interesting was going on, so we went into the chapel and the store. A visit might be more productive when there is scheduled activity on the parade grounds.

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Charleston, WV
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I visited The Citadel as part of a bus tour on a weekday morning. It was interesting to see its beautiful campus and hear about their traditions. I especially enjoyed seeing their chapel. Beautiful stain glass windows are in the chapel and there is a large display of state flags.

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Lake Norman, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Attended campus and parade for first time after many visits to Charleston previously...Had opportunity to view parade and talk to people there...A beautiful facility steeped in tradition...glad I experienced it...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

If you have 30 minutes to spare, stop in and check out the campus. It was cool to see the cadets walking around and practicing for a ceremony on the main lawn. They also have tanks, helicopters, and airplane on display. The giant class ring was pretty cool also.

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New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

If you are visiting Charleston see the parade schedule for The Citadel (Sept - April) and go to one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

It was a great opportunity to visit The Citadel. Walked around the grounds that displays tanks and helicopter and even a huge class ring that I stood in and had my picture taken. It's cool to watch the cadets walking to class or jogging around the campus.

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Grove City, PA
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Has some interesting buildings and nice to see how polite the young cadets are to visitors. Not the easiest place to find in a so/so part of town. Would go back and visit the inside of some of the buildings, we were there in the evening.

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Brooksville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Impressive to watch the students moving between classes in their well fitting uniforms. They are an inspiration to our young generation. Buildings are modern but seem to fit into the style of the older buildings around the campus.

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Indiana
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Pretty campus! The chapel has beautiful stained glass windows inside! It's worth stopping to check out! It's a near very historic campus.

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