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“Must see!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Citadel

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
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Owner description: A historic military college best known for its Moorish-inspired architecture.
Wyoming
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Must see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Read this was a open campus and encouraged visitors so made a visit. Glad we did. Arrived just as classes broke and was impressed with uniformed discipline as cadets moved to their next class across this beautiful campus. Visit the museum on the third floor of the library. We ran into the Director of library in the elevator and had nice chat as he escorted us to the museum. He encouraged us to return on Friday for the afternoon parade of cadets on the huge parade field in center of campus. Chapel is awesome piece of architecture as are most of the buildings on campus. Peaceful and relaxing atmosphere that made you want to whisper. Oh be careful, pedestrians have the right of way here!

Visited October 2013
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Charleston, South Carolina
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“Exemplary tradition”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

An outstanding state supported college which upholds tradition, which is rare in today's society. It is inspiring to see the young cadets and the positive, clean cut, outstanding appearance and demeanor. A must see.

Visited September 2013
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“Drive By Shouting Allowed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Anything else is probably like poking a stick in a hornet nest or a bear's eye.
Historic and enduring. Did you know the confederacy started this?? I didn't either. Nice looking grounds, large beautiful park in front, the famous gate and great architecture make this worth a drive past.

Visited October 2013
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Easley, South Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
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“Charleston Family Weekend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Visited my nephew who's a student at the Citadel. Was very impressed by the Friday parade. There's nothing quite like a full dressed military parade complete with bagpipes and a formal pass & review.

Visited September 2013
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Charleston, South Carolina
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10 attraction reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic - A must to See”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

The Friday afternoon parade was awesome. All the Cadets in uniform spread in perfect display and marching in time. With a huge band and scottish kilts and bagpipes. The campus was beautiful. The parade is not every Friday but there is a schedule online so you can check before you go.

Visited September 2013
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