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Philip Simmons Museum Home and Workshop

30 1/2 Blake St, Charleston, SC 29403-5044
+1 843-723-1259
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I went there with my girlfriend while I was visiting and Charleston. She had the privilege of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Deborah F
Vacaville, California
via mobile
Historical Treasure

This home is hidden - it sits behind the front house (which will soon be renovated) and has parking... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
Montgomery, Alabama
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We are preserving the legacy of the master blacksmith, who lived in this house from 1960 to 2008. His home is now a museum house with an operating workshop that was given to him by his mentor (an ex-slave).
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3 weeks ago
2 Sep 2017
“Historical Treasure”
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
30 1/2 Blake St, Charleston, SC 29403-5044
+1 843-723-1259
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went there with my girlfriend while I was visiting and Charleston. She had the privilege of knowing Philip Simmons and so we had to go see his Museum. Mr. Simmons is famous for his wrought iron fences that are all over Charleston. There is...More

Thank Deborah F
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

This home is hidden - it sits behind the front house (which will soon be renovated) and has parking in the "between space" for 3 vehicles maximum. It was pouring down raining; so we arrived about 30 mins after the published live demonstration time of...More

Thank GeorgiaPeachNoFuzz
Reviewed 26 May 2017

My friend and I had a special tour which brought us to the former home of Philip Simmons. Mr. Simmons, an African American, was an artist who created hundreds of hand wrought iron fences and gates. His workshop is in the garage and I got...More

Thank dorothy1940
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We walked for about a mile, and were getting nervous about the undesirable looking neighborhood we had to go through to get to the museum. Almost didn't see it, as it was tucked away behind a dilapidated, paint peeling building. But once inside, our little...More

Thank Shirley W
Reviewed 30 October 2015

Our visit was wonderful. The address is correct you have to walk around the house in the front to get to Phillip Simmons house and his workshop. I almost left when I saw the do not enter signs on the house in front. Please do...More

3  Thank R W
Reviewed 29 June 2015

One of the great artist of America. I was lucky enough to meet this great man decades ago and still marvel at the beauty of the work he did. He is surely one of the jewels in the crown of this great American city. His...More

2  Thank azuresc
Reviewed 24 November 2014

Took the Gullah tour with Mr Brown and he took us here. We were shown many of the wrought iron works done by Mr Simmons. We went to his small house. He was a simple man not requiring much although he had the means ....More

3  Thank Enriquez
Reviewed 20 July 2014

The tour of the Philip Simmons Home was informative and inspiring. Although I didn't know the name Philip Simmons prior to visiting Charleston, I came away with a deep appreciation of the works of a man whose talent and persistence in the face of challenges...More

1  Thank SuccessisYou
Reviewed 26 September 2013

This is the home and workshop of a man who produced some great ironwork, especially gates for homes and gardens. The house has a small gift shop and has materials relating to the life of Philip Simmons. The workshop in the back still has examples...More

2  Thank IverJohnson
Reviewed 17 June 2013

Our Gullah Tour took us to this humble home and we were able to see the blacksmith shop in the back where Philip Simmons created his magnificent wrought iron works of art. Very interesting...

6  Thank WildthymeAZ
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