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The Citadel

171 Moultrie St, Charleston, SC 29409-0002
+1 843-953-5006
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The Military College of South Carolina

A lovely campus full of interesting things to see. Try to get there on Friday when parade is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
North Carolina
What they don't tell you.

I am a former citadel student, while it looks grand from the outside, there is so much junk that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Greenville, South Carolina
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A historic military college best known for its Moorish-inspired architecture.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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171 Moultrie St, Charleston, SC 29409-0002
+1 843-953-5006
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely campus full of interesting things to see. Try to get there on Friday when parade is scheduled. It is something to be seen! The parade schedule is available on the website.

Thank SuzKMo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am a former citadel student, while it looks grand from the outside, there is so much junk that goes on inside the walls of the battalions. Many people just excuse the hazing and harassment as "oh it makes them tougher". No it really doesn't,...More

Thank Benbowers117
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I moved to VA for. Charleston over a year ago, and on my 1st visit back I made sure to stop by The Citadel. What a Place! Campus is beautiful and full of history. There's a beautiful park beside/behind The Citadel call Hampton Park. You...More

Thank Kyle G
Reviewed 18 August 2017

The property is very impressive. There are lots of tanks, planes, helicopters, and other artifacts of war. The architecture is very nice, and the grounds are well maintained. There are historical facts scattered around the campus, and seeing the cadets marching around is impressive.

Thank Guillermo P
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Came to visit where a cousin went to school in the late 80's. The Citadel is quite the impressive military institution.

Thank 71suzif
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We had a guide to escort us around the campus of The Citadel. The campus is beautiful, the grounds and buildings are well maintained, the students are very polite and accustomed to visitors wandering the campus. Our guide took us into the beautiful chapel where...More

Thank travel7continents
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We originally came to see the College of Charleston but thought we would also plan a visit to The Citadel. I cannot say enough about this institution, their employees and the students.... We were in awe from the moment we stepped onto campus so much...More

Thank Penny J
Reviewed 13 July 2017

worth a trip to see the campus. kept very well. expected more flowering plants, though. great photo opportunities around the campus.

Thank Terrifurniss
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

This is a little further outside the main hub of Charleston than we thought so it is worth driving where access is free and troublefree. The whole complex is spectacular with some very handsome buildings which house this military college. It is easy to walk...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The Citadel provides educational opportunities for SC residents and students from other states who are interested in a structured, military-type college environment.

Thank Kathie C
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Ashley J
29 June 2017|
Response from Ashley J |
Here the schedule for 2017/2018 . Parades start back up in September. citadel.edu/root/parade-schedule
Ashley J
29 June 2017|
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Response from Jim H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to be so late. No I do not believe so. Just when the cadets are on campus.
Donna M
6 March 2017|
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Response from RWSII | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can walk around and walk into some of the buildings. There are no reservations required. The parades are only on Fridays during the school year and are typically at 3:30pm.