Philip Simmon's House18 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: 30 1/2 Blake Street, Charleston, SC 29403, United States
- Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8435716435
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art Gallery, Observatory, Educational Site, Family And Kids
Philip Simmons was a very talented African American who was known in US for his fine painting and art work. After his death, the citizen of Charleston took an initiative to make him live amongst them through his work. So they opened his house to the public as an art museum. They conserved his house like it was when he lived in it. Everything is still in place from after he died in 1922.
The house also has a beautiful garden around where you will see colorful flowers and soft grass. The complete charge of this house gallery is with the locality association and they have not kept any stone unturned to preserve this piece of culture.
Philip Simmon's House Travel Tips
- There is also a shop here from where you can buy his works.
- There are also jewelries on display that were all designed by the artist himself.
- Interactive sessions are also held here where other artists interact with visitors.
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- TBonz Gill & Grill
- Swamp Fox Restaurant
- Low Country Bistro
- Hank’s Seafood Restaurant
- Hominy grill
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Philip Simmon's House Reviews & Ratings
This historical site is the best! Raw, natural, perfect! And such a great American success story!
Very disappointed that powers that be have not maintained the historic home! We took the very enlightening" Frankly Charleston Black History" tour, that gave details on the contributions of Mr. Phillips to Charleston and other noteable African American who are not a part of the othe tour! So many unsung heroes/ contributors to the history of this town and state!
Nice to walk through and see his work. Actually got a chance to see a gentleman make some pieces.
If you're ever in Charleston SC, you must visit this unique piece of Black American history.
Only got to tour the outside work space due to the home being closed. Was on a tour with Gullah Tours..very informative