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The Citadel

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Address: 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409
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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Must see in Charleston

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Boonville, Indiana
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Boonville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 5 days ago NEW

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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Vidor, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Chesterton, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are visiting Charleston, make time for the Citadel. It is a short drive from the historic downtown area and it is a beautiful campus. We drove through on Saturday evening and we saw a wedding party getting their photographs taken. Amazing buildings and architecture.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really cool campus to visit, but you might want to check the calendar of events before you visit. Parent's weekend and Homecoming weekends offer open barracks, when you can actually go inside the barracks. These weekends, and on Friday afternoons during school you can also watch parades. The Chapel there is always open, and it has beautiful... More 

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Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In our way out of town, did a quick tour and walk. Neat and clean campus. I liked their mall setup and 'castle-like' buildings. Nice campus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With it's long and storied history, a visit to this campus should not be missed. Easily walkable (there is some shade during summer months), the chapel is lovely and the overall setting next to Hampton Park makes the visit worth your while. If you come during the school year, be prepared to drive very slowly through the campus due to... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It ALWAYS brings back memories to drive through before leaving a Charleston visit for home in central S. C. BUT, we visited the museum recently and were "blown away" with what a wonderful resource it is!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting drive around the campus to see the dorms and buildings. Nice grounds and a nice park right outside the gates.

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Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Charleston while the cadets are in session the Friday Parade of Cadets is something fun to watch. The Citadel itself is full of history and worth a visit too. Getting there is very easy, it's an inexpensive bus ride from in front of the downtown Charleston Visitors Center to a stop right at the Citadel.

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