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“Simple but interesting” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Philip Simmons Museum Home and Workshop

Philip Simmons Museum Home and Workshop
Ranked #153 of 229 things to do in Charleston
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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).
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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431 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“Simple but interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 if you desire. This may appear to be a very small piece of history, but it is very interesting and worthwhile.

Visited September 2013
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English first
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142 reviews
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“Humble Home of a Great Artist”
5 of 5 bubbles 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...

Visited June 2013
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Charleston, South Carolina
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“Important Simplicity”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 history, but it is only worth a visit with a little preparation. Don't miss it!

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