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The Citadel

171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409, Charleston, SC
843/953-5006
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Ranked #15 of 104 attractions in Charleston
Type: Other
Description: A historic military college best known for its Moorish-inspired architecture.
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Melville, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Not really a destination to travel to. You can take a drive around the campus, see an F-4 Phantom, a Huey helicopter, a tank...grass, trees, ZZZZZZZZzzzz..There are better things to do in Charleston than waste time there.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

The citadel has a great location and offers an opportunity to shop souvenirs in one location. The music was good and it offers a quick snack stop

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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

The Citadel is definitely fun to see while your in Charleston. My son enjoyed seeing the cannons, fighter aircraft and the tanks. We sat in the square and just relaxed under the trees for awhile. If you like the show HOUSE OF CARDS, this is the university that Frank Underwood graduated from - so... it's worth seeing! :)

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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW via mobile

We drove over to the Citadel - I do not recommend walking as it located on the other side of some questionable neighborhoods. Worth the ten minute drive to park and walk around the campus though. We went after the cadets were released for the summer, but the campus was very nice and it was a good look into this... More

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Arlington, Va
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A freind who gradauted long ago gave us a wonderful tour of the campus but best of all it was drop off day for early admission students/cadets. Our friend got to ask questions we never would have done. Visit the chapel, phots in front of the biggest class ring you ever saw, and murals in the library main floor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A south Tradition that should not be missed. The museum is interesting. You should go into the chapel and bookstore. Otis's about the cadets, not about the buildings, which are impressive.

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Highlands, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Even if you're not into collages drive through the campus to see what a visually stunning place this is. It is behind "The Joe" baseball stadium.

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I wouldn't say this place is a must see, but it is so close by car if you are downtown that it is worth a drive through. The place is steeped in History and if you are lucky you will see the candidates walking around and perhaps even in formations.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We were thrilled that the Citadel allows visitors on their campus. The grounds and buildings are so impressive -- just beautiful!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If your tourist group includes a hard to please military type then this place is for him. The CID is full of history and can be seen easily in an hour or two. Don't forget the gift shop most people do. And if I could I would try to visit during the school year on a Friday when the cadets... More

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