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Review of The Citadel

The Citadel
Ranked #17 of 245 things to do in Charleston
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Owner description: A historic military college best known for its Moorish-inspired architecture.
Reviewed November 27, 2011

Rich in history, beautiful architecture, this famous small private military school started the Civil War. A must-see in Charleston!

Thank BRADBUSHNELL
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Reviewed November 26, 2011

We just drove on the grounds and watched how disciplined the cadets and staff were. It was amazing but a little bit like watching robots. It reminded me of what they call the Stepford wives. It is however amazing to see and I can appreciate what they do. The buildings are cool also.

Thank Homewardbound2010
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Reviewed November 25, 2011

Contrary to popular believe the cadets at the Citadel in December of 1860 actually FIRED the first shots of the Am. Civil War. The bombardment of Ft. Sumter was an event of maybe grander scale that came later. For more on that visit the place. Lots of history. Controversy... oh yeah, a heaping spoon full of that too.

1  Thank JPSaleebyMD
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Reviewed November 16, 2011

Patriotic and inspiring! The campus was lovely in the twilight. The sun was setting and cast a glow on the Parade Ground. It was a magical event.

1  Thank independentshrimp
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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.

1  Thank BigSheek
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