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“Military excellence.”
Review of The Citadel

The Citadel
Ranked #18 of 241 things to do in Charleston
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Owner description: A historic military college best known for its Moorish-inspired architecture.
Linden, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Military excellence.”
Reviewed November 15, 2011

No visit to Charleston should be complete without a visit to The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. If you time your visit right and get there around 3 pm on a Friday, you will get to see the dress parade.

Visited November 2011
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Denver, Co
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“great school”
Reviewed November 1, 2011

We drove thru the school and stayed for the friday afternoon parade. I of the best parades I have seen. Every one of the cadet's that we can in contact were very nice. I was in the @nd Inf. division and watch the division parade many times. The cadets at the Citadel did a better job thean the regular army .

Visited October 2011
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USA
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Do not miss the Friday dress parade!”
Reviewed July 26, 2011

The Citadel is steeped in tradition and is one of the great institutions of the South. It is a very welcoming and open campus (for visitors! the plebes probably do not find it so welcoming!), with rigid but interesting architecture, a nice little museum on the history of the school, and decommissioned aircraft, spacecraft, tanks and missiles adorning the public areas. The Friday afternoon dress parade is an impressive event and not to be missed. Proud parents are everywhere and are all too happy to talk to visitors about their children and their experiences at the school.

If you're in Charleston for an extended period of time, also make a point of seeing the original Citadel campus, which is now an Embassy Suites hotel (and the exterior is preserved very nicely).

Visited March 2011
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West Coast
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Parade is not to be missed!”
Reviewed June 8, 2008

The parade is not to be missed! If you want to see the past and the future at the same time, go see the cadets at The Citadel and watch them march on Friday afternoon.

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knoxville, tennessee
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beauty, History and a great Parade”
Reviewed October 4, 2007

Most Friday afternoons, during the school year, they have a great parade with drums, bagpipes and the marching band. The cadets march in formation and then are reviewed. Summerall Chapel is beautiful as are the barracks where the cadets live. Don't forget Daniel Library!

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