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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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Historic campus

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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Auburn, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Went while cadets were on Spring Break so did not see any of their activities. Beautiful place with lots of tradition, well worth the trip from downtown. Tried twice to go on the free trolley from downtown the day before but that number does not run often and got tried of waiting. Got up early the next morning and drove... More 

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Pamplico, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Went to take pictures of a friend for her alumni husband and son. This place is breathtaking beautiful. Well kept and looks like castles!

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Lubbock
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We stopped by on a rainy afternoon. The gatekeeper was very helpful and very polite. The grounds and buildings are beautifully maintained.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

As others have noted, the Friday parades are great! Check the Citadel's website for the schedule. One note: if you sit in the bleachers, the sun will be behind you and the cadets and band will march out of their barracks, located behind you, onto the field. If you stand on the other side of the field (opposite the bleachers),... More 

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Moultrie, GA
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you get a chance, look up the parade schedule on the Citadel's website. We enjoyed listening to the band and watching the presion of all of the cadets on the field.

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Oak Ridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Went to The Citadel for the Krause Conference and everything was impressive - from the groups to the cadets to the conferees to the discussions - everything was world class. Very impressive feat and I am looking forward to returning soon.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

While the original Citadel building (initially an arsenal) is now a hotel in downtown Charleston, the current Citadel campus, built in 1922, is a few miles away... and a nice self-guided walk. You can also visit on Friday and see a parade. The main part of campus is built around the parade grounds, with striking buildings and interesting military hardware... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

A unique college campus as this is a military college dominated by males and some amazing women. The students go through a tough knob year as freshmen, but learn how to do things under structure. Many don’t survive and the honor code is tough but it breeds a different class of student than your typical college. Check out Parade on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The Citadel Parades are not to be missed! There is just something special about them that words cannot really describe. You leave the Citadel after a parade feeling better about the future of the country.

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