Open House Birthday Celebration
Philip Simmons Museum Home and Workshop
30 1/2 Blake Street, Charleston, SC 29403

To celebrate the 102nd year of this birth
June 7, 2014 - 11AM to 4PM
June 8, 2014 - 2PM to 5PM

(Keep a watchful eye on this site for the program details as they unfold.)

The Lowcountry Digital Library
Philip Simmons Included in the Avery Research Center's Newest Initiative
The Lowcountry Digital History Initiative (LDHI) is an online exhibitions platform hosted by the Lowcountry Digital Library at the College of Charleston that officially launched in March 2014. In partnership with the College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture and the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic WorldProgram, a major goal of this digital project is to highlight underrepresented histories in the Lowcountry and in historically interconnected Atlantic World sites. Click here to view Phillip Simmons' Keeper of the Gate.

Hearts, Gates, & Grills Walking Tours
 Every Saturday
Morning Tour 10:00-11:30 AM
Afternoon Tour 4:00 to 5:30 PM

An “up close” view and history of Simmons’ Ironworks in Ansonborough with Sandra Campbell, Licensed Tour Guide. Tour begins and ends at St. John’s Reformed Episcopal Church (91 Anson) in The Heart Garden with refreshments.
Reservations required: $25



Ironworks Demonstrations
Every Saturday, 2:00 PM
30 1/2 Black Street (between America and Drake Streets)

Come and watch the transformation of a piece of steel to art as the sparks fly in the workshop of Philip Simmons. Demonstrations every Saturday by Carlton Simmons (nephew).


NEW! Iron Heart Wall Hangings

Hearts in iron are permanent! Shop our three new iron wall hangings below at the Philip Simmons Shop!

Egret Trivet
Laser cut design based on design by Philip Simmons.
$40 (8" x 8")


Heart Trivet
hand forged wrought iron
$100 (approx. 8" x 7" )

 

 

Heart Wall Hanging
hand forged wrought iron
$300 (approx 12" x 10")

Philip Simmons' Home is Now Open!

In preserving his legacy, the Philip Simmons Foundation has opened his home to the public as a museum house.

30 1/2 Blake Street
(Between America and Drake, and between Columbus and Cooper Streets)
Charleston, SC 29403

Hours:
4:00 to 5:30 PM (Spring-Summer)
2:00 to 3:30 PM (Fall-Winter)

843.723.1259
843.571.6445 (office)
843.571.6435 (fax)

Read the Post & Courier's recent article about the museum opening by Robert Behre.

Need a unique and memorable gift?
Look no further! The Philip Simmons Shop has gifts to suit every occassion and every one! Click here to shop now!

For older news about Mr. Simmons, please click here to proceed to the About Mr. Simmons page.



NEWS

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EVENTS

PHILIP SIMMONS' HOME IS NOW A MUSEUM!
In preserving his legacy, the Philip Simmons Foundation has opened his home to the public as a museum house.

30 1/2 Blake Street
(Between America and Drake, and between Columbus and Cooper Streets)
843.723.1259

Hours:
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(Spring-Summer)

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
(Fall-Winter)

PHILIP SIMMONS FOUNDATION HAS A NEW PRESIDENT!

The foundation has elected Elmer Gilliam, Jr. as the new president.
To read more, please click here to download the press release.


Click here to proceed to the Simmons Shop!

If you would like to contribute to The Philip Simmons Home and Workshop Fund, donations may be sent to:
Coastal Community Foundation
90 Mary Street
Charleston, SC 29403

(please make payable to
The Philip Simmons Home and Workshop Fund)





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hearts. Gates, Grills”
(Walking Tour every fourth Saturday) 

An “up close” view and history of Simmons’ Ironworks in Ansonborough with Sandra Campbell, Licensed Tour Guide. Tour begins and ends at St. John’s Reformed Episcopal Church (91 Anson) in The Heart Garden with refreshments.
Reservations: $25









 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philip Simmons Foundation, Inc.
30 1/2 Blake Street, Charleston, SC 29403
843.723.1259 (house) | 843.571.6445 (office) | 843.571.6435 (fax)
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