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The Citadel Museum

The Citadel Museum preserves, interprets, and makes available for research use, historic materials pertaining to The Citadel as an institution.

Our Mission

The Mission of The Citadel Museum is to preserve, interpret, and make available for research use, historic material pertaining to The Citadel as an institution.

Interior of Citadel Museum showing alumni ring display case and 3 19th and 20th century cadet uniforms

The Citadel Museum, third floor of the Daniel Library

The Citadel Museum and Daniel Library Displays

The Citadel Museum represents the history of The Military College of South Carolina from its founding in 1842 to the present. Our exhibits explore the long history of The Citadel by showcasing some of our past and present uniforms displayed along a timeline. display of Citadel rings from 1895 to the present is also a focal point of the Museum. Through a self guided tour on the Daniel Library's third floor, the visitor experiences the essence of each era in The Citadel's history.

Be sure to visit our Cadet Museum Club exhibits on the library's first and second floors. These exhibits feature cadet life and alumni achievements.

We are working to expand the digital presence of our historical collections, and have launched a new website for The Citadel Archives & Museum. Through this site you are able to view institutional records, publications, letters, diaries, photographs, oral histories, and much more! With the help of volunteers and student assistants, we are photographing artifacts from our Museum collection to share online: archives.citadel.edu/digital

Musuem Club exhibit area on first floor daniel library

Cadet Museum Club display area on first floor of Daniel Library

Museum Club & Internships

Citadel students interested in history are encouraged to join our Museum Club! We meet at least once a month during the school year, and leadership opportunities are available for upperclassmen/women.

Museum Club members have opportunities to participate in special events, create historical exhibits, assist with research projects, and help to create new digital collections for our website. In the past, the Museum Club has gone on field trips to local museums, and has invited local archivists and museum curators to speak with members about careers in history. To join the Museum Club, email archives@citadel.edu and ask to be added to our email list.

Museum Club cadets assist with special events featuring our historical collections

For those Citadel students interested in learning more about the management of archives and museums, we have internship opportunities available with The Citadel’s Archivist for academic credit. For more information, email archives@citadel.edu.