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Top 5 Things to do in Sumter South Carolina


Visiting Sumpter and not sure what to do? Here are the top 5 things to do, per our friends at Trip Advisor

Swan Lake Iris Gardens

swanlakeLocated in Sumter, South Carolina, Swan Lake Iris Gardens began in 1927 as a private fishing lake for wealthy businessman Hamilton Carr Bland, who also began landscaping his garden with Japanese Iris flowers. It is currently the only public park in the United States to have all eight species of swans—including Royal White Mutes, Black Necks, Coscorobas, Whoopers, Black Australians, Whistlers, Bewicks, and Trumpeters.


Sumter Gallery of Art

sumterThe Sumter County Gallery of Art is a housed in a newly renovated state of the art facility adjacent to Patriot Hall.  SCGA is a non-profit art institution and features rotating shows of both traditional and contemporary art by local, regional, and nationally recognized artists. Three Formal Exhibition Galleries considered by many in the South Carolina Arts Community as one of the best exhibition spaces in the state.


Southern Bliss Yoga

yogaSouthern Bliss Yoga offers a variety of morning, mid-day, and evening classes throughout the week




Sumter County Museum

museumThe Sumter County Museum is a private non-profit institution whose mission is to promote the history of Old Sumter District through the preservation and exhibition of objects, manuscripts, and documents, which relate the story of this area of South Carolina. The museum includes the Williams-Brice House (1916), the Heritage Education Center (2003) and the Carolina Backcountry Homestead.


Tavern on Main

mainstreetGood food, good booze, great friends!!! Over 75 different domestic and craft beers, and an awesome staff to boot!


Author:Christopher Stewart

My name is Chris, and I've lived in Sumter all my life. I love it, so I created this site to share my wealth of knowledge about this beautiful city!

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