Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday
Monday - Thursday
The Museum entrance is located on the south side of the library, opposite the front entrance guard station at Lesesne Gate.
Monday – Friday
Monday - Thursday
The Archives is accessible through the front entrance of the Daniel Library Building and an elevator is available to the third floor.
NOTE: The Archives has been temporarily relocated to 207 Richardson Avenue due to upcoming renovations to the Daniel Library. All researchers will need to visit this new temporary location to access all material.
The Archives and Museum is closed for college, religious and national holidays.
NOTE: The Archives & Museum is CLOSED on the weekend of December 14 - 15 and starting Friday, December 20, 2013 through Wednesday, January 1, 2014. We will resume normal hours listed above on Thursday, January 2, 2014. Please revisit for any upcoming holiday schedule changes as the year end approaches. Thank you!
Wheelchair access to both the Archives and Museum is available through the front doors of the Daniel Library. An elevator to the third floor is located behind the spiral staircase.
Occasional visitors are allowed to park on the Avenue of Remembrance located directly in front of the Library. If parking there is full, Public Safety can direct you to another appropriate parking spot.
About the Archives and Museum
The Citadel Museum
Citadel Museum represents the history of The Military College of South Carolina from its founding in 1842 to the present. Arranged chronologically, the permanent exhibits feature the military, academic, athletic and social aspects of cadet life.
The past is brought to life with photographs from the Archives highlighting the exhibits. Memorabilia from special events, biographical sketches of the presidents of the college, as well as cadet uniforms and arms are displayed. Through a self guided tour, the visitor experiences the essence of each era in The Citadel's history.
A handsome display of Citadel rings from 1895 to the present is a focal point in the foyer of the Museum. Citadel men who lost their lives in wars since World War II are memorialized in photograph albums also in the Museum's foyer.
The Citadel Archives
There are over three hundred collections in the Archives which pertain to the history of The Citadel or have military significance. The time span of the collections is from 1842 to the present. Holdings include personal papers, letters, diaries, reports, minutes, speeches, and Citadel publications. Visual images include photographs, postcards, engravings, films and videotapes.
Collections include the military papers and photographs of the notable World War II General Mark W. Clark; the letters of the Confederate General Ellison Capers, an 1857 graduate of The Citadel; and nineteenth and twentieth century cadet diaries and speeches.