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The Citadel

171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409, Charleston, SC
843/953-5006
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Ranked #17 of 106 attractions in Charleston
Type: Other
Description: A historic military college best known for its Moorish-inspired architecture.
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Denver, Colorado
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

So my opinion on this is a little biased, I always wanted to go to the Citadel to finish my college education and become an officer, but it was nit in the cards. So when I got the chance to walk these hollowed grounds, I fell in love all over. Great architecture, great static displays, great fun.

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Stanley, NC
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Beautiful campus, well kept lawns & grounds. Beautiful chapel with stained glass windows & chandaliers.

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