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The Citadel

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Address: 171 Moultrie St, Charleston, SC 29409-0002
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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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Historic and Beautiful!

Took a ride through with a friend who was very familiar with this place and knew a lot of its history. Beautiful grounds. Rich history.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Kent, Washington
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Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took a ride through with a friend who was very familiar with this place and knew a lot of its history. Beautiful grounds. Rich history.

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Roswell, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Citadel is a 4-yr Military based liberal arts college located 1 mile from downtown Charleston, SC. It graduated famous author Pat Conroy and it is also the basis for the book - "The Lords of Discipline" I think going to the weekly parade on Friday at 3:45pm is very impressive and worth the trip. The parade usually lasts about... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a West Point grad, I wanted to see the Citadel campus and was very impressed with the beauty of the buildings surrounding the parade ground. The small museum on the upper floor of the library gave a nice account of the history of the school with a number of excellent exhibits.

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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great military college and the parade on Friday afternoons is a must see! They also have a museum worth a visit!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're a casual tourist and have the time its worth driving thru the campus. The architecture is unique and attractive.

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Anderson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This school prepares boys to become men that can face lifes challenges. I have two grandsons that attend The Citadel. One is a junior that plays baseball and studies Civil Engineering. The other is a "knob" that runs cross country and studies Electrical Engineering. Very proud of both the young men!

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Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attended the 3:45 pm parade. I kniew nothign about the parade or Citadel so I sat next to an older couple who looked like locals. They were proud grandparents of a 1st year cadet and they come every Friday for the parade. It was a great one hour event and I learned a bit about the Citadel.

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Woodstock, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had visited The Citadel many times as we are proud parents of a Citadel alum who proudly wears the ring! Recently we were in Charleston and took the time to drive through the beautiful campus. Seeing the "knobs" who are first year cadets walking in the street next to the curb made me feel a little nostalgic. This is... More 

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Lake Mary, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove The Citadel on our way out of town. It is an ubelievable campus. Beautiful buildings. You can drive through campus or park and walk. A very large park / grass area in the center of campus with tanks, helicpoters, vehicles...something representing all branches of the service.

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No. VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, is a very impressive place! It is an excellent academic institution, and an outstanding military facility. The Friday afternoon dress parade is a sight to behold! Tours of the campus are available. I'd highly recommend it!!

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