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A historic military college best known for its Moorish-inspired architecture.
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171 Moultrie St, Charleston, SC 29409-0002
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This was an interesting place. Watching the first year cadets who are not allowed to walk on the sidewalk and must walk double time everywhere!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Diane Roberts M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it's worth a side trip. immaculate greenery and a powerful vibe throughouth the grounds. try and poke your head into a courtyard

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Rob B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the campus and overwhelming sense of pride you feel while walking around it. School is not in session yet but the upper class cadets were there and so polite. A true honor to visit the Citadel. Our teenage sons now have Citadel sweatshirts...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank bernadettet903
Reviewed July 31, 2019

An AMAZING place to bring up the next generation of leaders in America. DUTY HONOR RESPECT are just not words it is a lifestyle.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank HDFLSTF1
Reviewed July 8, 2019

I recommend the afternoon parade with the Corp of Cadets and the Bagpiper and Band. It is a sight to see and experience. Cannonballs fly!

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank tripper4ever_11
Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

We stopped and briefly looked around. Visitors were welcome (summer time) and not many people were around. The campus had a distinguished and royal yet peaceful feeling. It doesn’t take long to do a little self tour, but we’re glad we stopped to see it.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank kconners135
Reviewed June 21, 2019

A must see when visiting Charleston. We made the visit after classes we out for the summer. We roamed freely. We walked through the Church and Library first and the checker board barracks. It was a great experience.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Napsterthecat
Reviewed June 20, 2019

This was the third time we visited the Citadel. It is a Open Campus with a good amount of parking available. There is a sense of Pride and Patriotism here. The sleeping quarters are beautiful with a court yard like setting. The Quad is tree...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Petergun1962
Reviewed May 21, 2019

When School in session, go to the dress-parade at 4:00pm on Friday afternoon - Patriotism at its best! Loved it!

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank smtgirlie
Reviewed May 17, 2019

We toured the campus with its lovely, pure white buildings. There is a giant replica of a class ring on the perimeter of the campus. Lots of history here. Worth going.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Gail M
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Pandy527
July 11, 2018|
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Response from brjjk | Reviewed this property |
Toured with friend who lives sorta locally. But, the horse, carriage tour, in downtown Charleston is outstanding!
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Chelsea S
March 28, 2018|
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Response from gwbeale | Reviewed this property |
I suggest calling the Citadel’s main switchboard 803-225-3294. They will get you to the correct office for the tour. I am positive there is not a fee.
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Pat W
February 10, 2018|
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Response from Benbowers117 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. Originally it wasn’t until the early 90s. When the first female was admitted to the college. (It didn’t go well for her) but eventually over the years, the Corps of Cadets percentage of women increased. I believe... More
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