2510 Broad Street
Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: (803) 469-0500
Fax: (803) 469-7881
What began as a fishing lake only for an elite businessman, Swan Lake-Iris Gardens is a garden open to the public today. This park has eight species of swan known which makes it the only park to have them in the United States. The lake has many colorful islands and a wide collection of flowers. The garden is known for its Japanese Iris plantations that blossom in the month of May until June every year. The visually impaired can walk along the Braille trail which offers them scents and sensations of the garden. The Butterfly Garden and Chocolate Garden are sights that cannot be missed.
Temple Sinai is located at Sumter, South Carolina. This historic synagogue is also referred to as Congregation Sinai has adapted Moorish Revival style of architecture. It was incorporated in the National Registrar of Historic Places in 1999.
The Sumter region of the U.S. State of South Carolina is bestowed with a splendid church site in the form of the Salem Black River Presbyterian Church. This historically significant church is a Presbyterian church building that dates back to the 1840s era. It finely exemplifies the Greek Revival style of architecture and has been included in the National Register of Historic Places.
Constructed in 1908, the Lee County Courthouse is situated in Bishopville and was built six years following the incorporation of the county. It was planned that there be a Neo-Classical design replete with ethnic stone and yellow brick construction that is a result of the Roman pattern both in case of the law and architecture. It is historically-significant for being the only courthouse the county has ever had. Its grounds are encompassed with a mountain cannon, a Civil War memorial and a flagpole.
The Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site is a historic site that features the historic events occured here. The site is best known for the Southern theater of the American Revolutionary War. The site also features the grounds that were used in the early wars and the land is spread over 107 acres. Several structure s present here maintain the artifacts and war materials that were used during the wars.
Congaree National Park is located in South Carolina. It is ecologically very important as it is home to one of the largest tracts of hardwood forest left in the United States. The national park is spread over 26,546 acres (10,742 hectares). The national park has a designated wilderness area and it has recreational facilities like hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and bird watching. It also has a rich variety of native flora and fauna.