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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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A wonderful surprise....

My friend and I had a special tour which brought us to the former home of Philip Simmons. Mr... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Saratoga, California
Like finding a needle in a haystack!

We walked for about a mile, and were getting nervous about the undesirable looking neighborhood we... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2016
Shirley W
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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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25 May 2017
“A wonderful surprise....”
30 Nov 2016
“Like finding a needle in a haystack!”
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30 1/2 Blake St, Charleston, SC 29403-5044
+1 843-723-1259
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Reviewed 25 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 30 November 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

2  Thank Enriquez
Reviewed 19 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 25 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 16 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
Reviewed 14 January 2013

Please visit this little gem, the final home of the late and great Philip Simmons. But, do so only after reading or hearing authoritatively about him, preferably reading. Call in advance, and don't expect a professional docent. Mr. Simmons's humble black smith shop is still...More

10  Thank LocalCitizen3939
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