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The Citadel

171 Moultrie St, Charleston, SC 29409-0002
+1 843-953-5006
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A great stop when you're in Charleston that most people miss

A historic stop that you won't get on most tours -- when school is in session it's even better... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
bobt29708
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Fort Mill, South Carolina
I am admittedly partial, I am an alumni.

This campus offers even those with no interest in the military some beautiful architecture, one of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jasman79
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Phoenix, Arizona
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A historic military college best known for its Moorish-inspired architecture.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“parade ground” (28 reviews)
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171 Moultrie St, Charleston, SC 29409-0002
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+1 843-953-5006
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"beautiful campus"
in 64 reviews
"military college"
in 53 reviews
"parade ground"
in 28 reviews
"dress parade"
in 25 reviews
"friday afternoon parade"
in 21 reviews
"west point"
in 14 reviews
"pat conroy"
in 11 reviews
"young men and women"
in 10 reviews
"great school"
in 7 reviews
"book store"
in 7 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 8 reviews
"open to the public"
in 8 reviews
"south carolina"
in 18 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 11 reviews
"bus tour"
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"gift shop"
in 16 reviews
"on display"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A historic stop that you won't get on most tours -- when school is in session it's even better (especially Friday afternoon when they have parade)

Thank bobt29708
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This campus offers even those with no interest in the military some beautiful architecture, one of the few working carillons and more history than you can absorb in a single visit. For a military history buff the possibilities are endless. Go on a Friday afternoon...More

Thank jasman79
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Visited the college and it was beautiful. Staff was very welcoming and tour was great. Very nice atmosphere

Thank wendydcmp
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Never been to a Military Academy before, found it very interesting and made me proud to have served my Country and see these fine young Men & Woman of some that will lead our Military down the right path. The place is beautiful and well...More

1  Thank thseabee
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

We stopped here with a tour group, and went inside the church and a guide told us about the Citadel's history. We were able to take pictures in the church and on the grounds. They also have a great bookstore to browse. I thought it...More

Thank travelbug281
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We were onsite to attend graduation and were able to take a tour of the entire campus. For military and history buffs - particularly those of Southern history - the Citadel and its embrace of tradition and promotion of its core values ( duty, honor,...More

1  Thank Michael L
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Being a military brat I can always enjoy visits to military sites and the history that goes with them. This was inspirational and quite a visit.

1  Thank Kevin M
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

Our tour took us to the chapel at the Citadel. I was disturbed to see the Confederate battle flag on display among many other flags. This marred the experience.

Thank AnneDeA41
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

The Citadel is a great place to visit while in Charleston. First of all, it is FREE to visit and they even have FREE visitor’s parking. My family toured The Citadel on our own. You can actually call and schedule a FREE tour led by...More

4  Thank AlabamaAngel
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited this campus especially wanting to see the cadets parade. The campus is beautiful and young cadets in dress whites we're everywhere eager to answer questions. But the parade was an extremely emotional and beautiful thing!! So greatful for these outstanding...More

Thank Rick J
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Chelsea S
28 March 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
11 February 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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Response from CoachK2525 | Reviewed this property |
Will definitely love parade that is mid afternoon on Friday....The campus is overall open as far as viewing and taking in. Specific requests and activities are on the website and they do respond to inquiries pretty quickly..
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