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The Citadel, Charleston

Categories: Universities & Schools, Tourist Spots
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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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  • We came to see the parade after checking their website to make sure one was scheduled, but apparently it was cancelled for parents weekend. A student who was standing guard by the quad could not reall...  read more »
  • This is a military college. Students live on the campus, wear uniforms. Lovely grounds, church, gift shop. Freshmen have to get a military haircut, walk or run in the street they call the gutter. They...  read more »
  • Beautiful Friday afternoon parade of the corps of cadets. Great music from the bagpipes. Precision from the corps..pomp and ceremony 
  • Although the physical training and military discipline were at best entertaining, the food and white glove room service were second to none. From the very first day in my humble accommodations I was awoken kindly and gently by a large uniformed man with a quiet "GETTHEFUCKOUTOFHERACKKNOB!" But the food is really what leaves her alumni talking. The sweet tea was to die for! The rumor on the street it that the tea is made in large rubber trash cans and stirred by the sweaty arm of one of the trained culinary experts -- appropriately honored with the title "Waitee." The mix of Carolina tea leaves, pure cane sugar, lemon and dash of salty arm juice gives it that unforgetable Citadel flavor.
  • i want to be there and try how it works cause im in lotc in houston texas of plummer middle school
  • 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
  • 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.
  • The Friday afternoon parades are a lot of fun to take the kids to. Not so much fun to participate in.
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