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Philip Simmons Museum Home and Workshop

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Address: 30 1/2 Blake St, Charleston, SC 29403-5044
Phone Number:
+1 843-723-1259
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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We are preserving the legacy of the master blacksmith, who lived in this...

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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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... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2015
R W
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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 lady tour guide, (can't remember her name,) gave us an interesting and enjoyable explanation about... More 

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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 go on around to the back and you're in for a treat. The house is... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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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 stamp cast everywhere you look.

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New York City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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 . The workshop appeared to be a garage without fancy embellishments. The house itself contained small... More 

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Twinsburg, Ohio
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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 made such a positive impact.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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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 of tools and materials that were used by Mr. Simmons. A donation may be made... More 

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2 Thank IverJohnson
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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...

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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 14 January 2013 via mobile

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 being used in the back yard. This is a very, very important part of Charleston... More 

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