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The Citadel

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Address: 171 Moultrie St, Charleston, SC 29409-0002
Phone Number: 843/953-5006
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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 and Quadrangle

As retired military officer, took some friends to see The Citadel -- and my first visit, too -- while we were vacationing in Charleston. Stately, fortress-like quadrangle and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As retired military officer, took some friends to see The Citadel -- and my first visit, too -- while we were vacationing in Charleston. Stately, fortress-like quadrangle and parade field was truly a beauty to behold. Met some cadets and visited their cathedral and bookstore; prideful, great experience. The Military College of South Carolina is a must-see venue for visitors... More 

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Andersonville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can drive on in and tour the campus yourself. The grounds are immaculate and there are planes, tanks , troup carriers, helicopter, and missiles. You will see cadets walking around but they will not make eye contact with you. It was refreshing to see such a prestigious school. They had all sports facilities that we could see from our... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had heard of the Citadel my whole life and just wanted to drive through, which we did. What a beautiful campus. The cadets walking to and from buildings. It's a sight to behold. So glad we did.

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Bucks County , Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was 20 minutes well spent. Easy to get to. and as it is on the river facing west you can see a great sunset. One of only, ten I believe, military colleges in the United States, worth seeing the parade field and retired military hardware.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found the citadel by chance when walking thru charleston. We were able to walk around the grounds and look at everything we wanted to. We didnt venture into buildings because we were not sure if that was ok. We did go in the library/giftshop where they had alot of cool military shirts for sale. When we walked out of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice campus. I enjoyed the fortress fell that the campus provided. Me and my family enjoyed our visit.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Grand children were visiting from Colorado Springs. I took them to see where I went to college. They were impressed with the campus. The best time to visit the campus is when the Corps of Cadets are in residence.

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Boonville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Had heard and read about, but seeing is unbelievable. Gave us goosebumps. We were able to see some cadets who were on campus. Very friendly, welcoming and engaging. Seeing the pride and history was inspiring. Honor among other attributes was conspicuous!!!! Well done!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

First, a disclaimer: I am a Citadel alumnus, so I am not totally unbiased. However, this historic school has a beautiful campus located in downtown Charleston along the Ashley River. If you happen to be in Charleston on a Friday during the school year, check to see if there is a parade scheduled. The SC Corps of Cadets perform a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We took a brief drive through and walked a little. Hubby just wanted to see it. It's a truly beautiful campus. The coolest thing is the huge class ring that you see when you first go in. It's like the 'greeting.' Really impressive.

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