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Pink House Gallery

Address: 17 Chalmers Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (Downtown)
Phone Number: 843-723-3608
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Ranked #67 of 96 Attractions in Charleston
Type: Art Galleries, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Art Galleries, Historic Sites, Cultural

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Owasso, Oklahoma
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134 reviews 134 reviews
90 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The pink house has a lot of history. In the early days it was in the red light district. Today it's a gallery. It's on a cobblestone street so wear comfortable shoes in this area of historical buildings. Great photo ops, especially the garden area behind the gallery.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Throughout many years coming to Charleston this was always my favorite Art Gallery. I so missed seeing and talking to Alice and many other Artist. Thank you for all the great art we have brought from you for many years. Always enjoyed your stories of history and the Arts. You all are missed :(

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

Closed and up for sale. We walked over to see the Pink House after finding out that it was one of the remaining structures from the days when Charleston was literally walled in for protection from outside invaders. How sad to see this adorable property up for sale. One million dollars.

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Stopped in Good Friday and was greeted by a lovely artist Alice. She was very informative on the history of this house/ tavern/ brothel and told us to explore all 3 floors. She is passionate about this gallery and house. There is a ghost, but we didn't feel the presence. I was impressed with the art- beautiful street scenes, tiles... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

I liked what was displayed there and the house itself is really cute and has its own story to tell. The lady who runs the place told me, she had to close down after 20 years since the house was sold to a private investor. that is sad indeed. but even sadder that she - for whatever reason - felt... More 

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Tallassee, Alabama
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

I'm not sure what it is but we fell in love with this place. The ladies in the gallery were so nice and very helpful. There were so many great pieces it was hard to decide but we finally settled on a fantastic watercolor. We should have also bought something that was Charleston scenery too!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Visitors to Charleston should not miss this gem in Chalmers Street in the old part of Charleston and opposite the equally unmissable Slave Mart Museum. Reputed to be the oldest house in Charleston it was originally a tavern. It is now an Art Shop and one of the artists, Alice Stewart Grimsley, was in attendance when, by chance, we visited... More 

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

THE PINK HOUSE is the very distillation of old Charleston history! Along with the Old Powder Magazine, it's the oldest of Charleston structures still surviving after several fires, Civil War bombardment, the massive 1886 earthquake, and Hurricane Hugo in 1989! WOW - built to last since 1690 - that alone deserves huge appreciation! It is now a most charming art... More 

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Western NY
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83 reviews 83 reviews
37 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

It is interesting that we found lots of Charleston history in some very small buildings. This establishment was also part of our pirates tour. The house has some very colorful history and now is a nice little art gallery with some excellent pieces.

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Chapel Hill, NC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012 via mobile

We happened upon the pink house gallery while heading towards the slave museum. One of the artists was sitting inside, saw that we were lost and offered us directions. She said for us to stop back by and she would tell us about the oldest building in Charleston so we took her up on it. She told us about the... More 

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