The Citadel, Charleston

4.5
Attend one of the regularly held military parades on your visit to The Citadel, a historic military college known for its Moorish-inspired architecture. Parades happen weekly and feature cadets in formation marching along with drums, a band, and bagpipes. Go on a campus tour to learn more about the buildings and monuments on campus, like the Seraph Monument, a uniquely shaped structure that contains artifacts from the British submarine HMS Seraph and honors Anglo-American friendship and cooperation during World War II. Walk past the Citadel Ring Statue, a giant replica of the Citadel ring, widely known at the most important and treasured symbol of a graduate. Talk to the cadets on campus to learn more about the history of the school that's been around since 1842. Be sure to check the parade schedule online before you visit. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Charleston trip simple and quick.
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  • Thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the Citadel and learning about the rigors of training there. Beautiful historic buildings.  more »
  • My wife loved returning here. Her uncle was a graduate and lots of history here. Great place to visit and give thanks we have young people who are will to train to put themselves in harms way, Love th...  more »
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  • If you are in town you should come through in visit the citadel. This is a beautiful College. The helicopter is huge you must see it in Person. You can enter any time of day it is open to the public. The class ring is huge you must take a picture next to it. Beautiful place to be.
  • Clean cut at its best. Given the shenanigans going on at most college campuses today, it was nice to see respect and professionalism on display everywhere. No ragged and torn clothing, no Rand McNally maps running up and down arms (tattoos) no steel dangling from noses, no pants hanging half off butts, one could feel pride in America and hope for the future when touring this vast and beautiful campus. A quick tour showed this to be a non-nonsense, education first, institution. Having been in the military, it did not take me long to figure out that the "fast walkers" were freshmen. They stuck to their designated walkways, off the sidewalks for the most part, walking at a fast clip with a pronounced gait, and making sharp right turns at the corners. We would go back in a heartbeat and you should too when you start to lose faith in America. Different uniforms but it reminded me a lot of Annapolis. God bless the USA.

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