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The Citadel

171 Moultrie St, Charleston, SC 29409-0002
+1 843-953-5006
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Gorgeous campus...but too crowded

I went for their parade on a Friday. The place was a madhouse and I was stuck in traffic around... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Pasoporaqui
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Tampa, Florida
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Our host in town recommended we go and drive around the parade ground. It is truly an impressive... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
1Chuckh
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Newport News, Virginia
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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” (27 reviews)
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171 Moultrie St, Charleston, SC 29409-0002
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"beautiful campus"
in 61 reviews
"military college"
in 51 reviews
"parade ground"
in 27 reviews
"dress parade"
in 24 reviews
"friday afternoon parade"
in 21 reviews
"west point"
in 14 reviews
"pat conroy"
in 11 reviews
"young men and women"
in 9 reviews
"great school"
in 7 reviews
"open to the public"
in 8 reviews
"south carolina"
in 18 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 10 reviews
"gift shop"
in 16 reviews
"bus tour"
in 7 reviews
"walk around"
in 8 reviews
"lots of history"
in 8 reviews
"ashley river"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I went for their parade on a Friday. The place was a madhouse and I was stuck in traffic around the college the whole time and ended up missing the entire program. :( I would try to go back if I was in town on...More

Thank Pasoporaqui
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our host in town recommended we go and drive around the parade ground. It is truly an impressive site with the historic buildings.

Thank 1Chuckh
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Parade Retreat held on Fridays at the parade field. Amazing to see all the cadets take the field in a display of military precision! It was really cold and windy, but none of the observers, including us, left. In my opinion, it...More

Thank Springtimetx
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful and historic military campus. Don't miss the small alcove beside the chapel honouring graduates who have given their lives to the service of their country. We visited during a weekday and watch with a little smile at the freshmen walking at...More

Thank Sheila V
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This historic military college is stunning. The grounds are pristine and the sight of the “knobs” (freshmen) scurrying at double pace is amusing. I love the book store and the Friday afternoon parade. I would recommend a football game at the stadium! Every touchdown is...More

Thank Robin M
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

I love visiting this place. I haven't been here in over seven years. The campus is beautiful! Not sure what they had going on on campus but we had a good time just visiting.

Thank Freddie S
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

What a great historic place to visit. Although all of the players were gone for break, the history and the cleanliness of the campus was spot on. Being former military, I was nostalgic of all of the military items and the look of the facility....More

Thank Richard T
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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Wonderful campus and central parade ground for 2500 cadets. One of a few private military college, ala TX A&M among others. Graduation gets a Regular Commission in a branch of the US military. A definite worthwhile visit.

Thank Bruce B
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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

The Hungry Detective conducted a drive by while arriving at the Commandants Office. This institution is so rich in history and tradition. A drive around the parade grounds will make the hair on your neck stand up!!!

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

The campus is quite interesting and there is always a lot going on there. Very interesting to see the life style of the cadets living and going to school there.

Thank Gary E
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Pat W
11 February 2018|
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15 October 2017|
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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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Ashley J
29 June 2017|
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Here the schedule for 2017/2018 . Parades start back up in September. citadel.edu/root/parade-schedule
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