Pink House Gallery, Charleston

Pink House Gallery, Charleston

Not to be confused with the Olde Pinke House restaurant in Savannah, Georgia, this historic house, professed to be the oldest masonry residence in Charleston, and the second oldest in the country, was built between 1694 and 1712 from 18-inch-thick Bermuda Stone – a coral stone hailing from West India, which gave it a natural pink tone. The tile gambrel roof dates to the 18th century, when the building was a tavern (quite possibly with a brothel upstairs) for sailors and pirates coming through Charleston's port in search of "whiskey, wenches, and wittles". Today, it features an art gallery that offer landscapes, florals, Charleston scenes, and wildlife in both originals and fine art reproductions.

The Pink House is also the exclusive venue for traditional plantation prints, the antique photographs of well known turn of the century photographer George W. Johnson, and the paintings and prints of Florida artist Anne Clanton Thomas.

Why You Should Visit:
There aren't that many remaining cobblestone roads in town, and none can be better than the one here. Lovely setting!

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm + Sunday afternoons during spring/fall

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Pink House Gallery on Map

Sight Name: Pink House Gallery
Sight Location: Charleston, USA (See walking tours in Charleston)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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