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The Citadel

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Address: 171 Moultrie St, Charleston, SC 29409-0002
Phone Number: +1 843-953-5006
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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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Christmas Candlelight Service

This is an annual event for us. It is a wonderful service and starts our Christmas Season for us. We went to the Friday service this year and as for all of them...ARRIVE EARLY... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an annual event for us. It is a wonderful service and starts our Christmas Season for us. We went to the Friday service this year and as for all of them...ARRIVE EARLY, at least an hour before the scheduled start if you want a seat. The Summerall Chapel is a beautiful place but the Christmas decorations are something... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very impressed with the citadel and to learn of its purpose, history and firsts. The artifacts on the grounds made a great place to take photos.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have an opportunity to visit the Citadel, the history along is worth touring this campus. The architecture is nice, the proximity to the water/marsh makes for good photos and the commitment of the cadets is impressive.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It seems that the city of Charleston pays the Citadel to perform a full dress parade on their grounds every Friday afternoon. It is open to the public and it is FREE.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son graduated in 2010. He is now a Captain in the Marine Corps. Was at the Citadel for Alumni wknd. This College will shape the next leaders of our country. No doubt, you have to work hard. But the education will point you in the direction of success.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An historic military college. Interesting exhibits around the parade around. Go to Friday afternoon parade.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The citadel is extremely rich in historical significance. Went back for homecoming. Always a fun time with football and friends old and new. Summerall Chapel is a gorgeous church built in the shape of a cross. The cadet parade and summerall guard is a must see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the opportunity to see a Cadet Parade on our visit and it was a glorious sight to see. So lucky to be present to review the cadets and watch what they had learned in training.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was very interesting on the City Tour.....got to see young cadets (and freshman marching) - it gives a sense of patriotism to see these young men and the schoo.

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Melrose, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We attended the retreat parade at The Citadel and it was most impressive. The military precision of the cadets was incredible to watch and the school itself is lovely.

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