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Archives and Museum  

The Archives & Museum is the repository for historic material pertaining to The Citadel as an institution.
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Hours of Operation

Important Info: The Citadel Museum has been temporarily CLOSED due to renovations to the Daniel Library. The Archives is available only by advanced reservation.

All researchers will need to call the Daniel Library Reference Desk at 843-953-2569 to schedule a research visit to access any archive material.


Wheelchair Access

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.


Visitor Parking

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 Cadets 1861
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 ArchivesThe Old Citadel 1857

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.

Contact Information

The Citadel Archives & Museum
171 Moultrie Street
Charleston, SC 29409
Telephone: 843-953-6846
FAX: 843-953-6956

Daniel Library, The Citadel | 171 Moultrie Street | Charleston, SC 29409 | 843.953.6845 |

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