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The Citadel, Charleston

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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. Use our Charleston trip builder to visit The Citadel on your trip to Charleston, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • After some friends from the Charleston area told us we needed to see the Friday parade, we looked on-line and got the schedule. There is no cost and students on site are very helpful in finding parkin...  more »
  • I'm a 1957 graduate of The Citadel, so I may be a little biased in my comments regarding this great SC institution. When visiting Charleston, you should make an effort to visit the beautiful and unusu...  more »
  • Went to the Friday afternoon parade and loved watching the cadets in uniforms and the listening to the band play. It was one of our favorite things to do in Charleston. It's not as good as the Marine ...  more »
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  • If you are in this area take 10 minutes to see how cadettes get trained. Unfortuately i didnt find the time to see the parade on friday afternoon.
  • The Citadel is the best education in the nation. Education is more than a degree. The Citadel education is also about leadership, duty, pride and honor. It's funny how many experts there are from people that don't wear the band of gold. (The Ring) I would gladly go back and do it all over again. I can only hope that my sons will accept the challenge and have the experience called "The Citadel." Golf Company 1995
  • All I know is my grandpa went here, we still have the ceremonial sword on display.
  • i want to be there and try how it works cause im in lotc in houston texas of plummer middle school
  • An outstanding college. My son has thrived there and earned a national guard scholarship. Great post graduate network especially in the south. I am a 1982 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.