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Travel to Sumter County, South Carolina

Named after General Thomas Sumter, the “Fighting Gamecock” of the American Revolutionary War, visitors will be enthralled by the beauty and culture of this county. Places to visit include the Sumter Opera House, built in 1894  and beautifully restored, offering guests the opportunity to attend musical concerts, performances and plays throughout the year.

A visit to Sumter Iris Gardens is a must when visiting Sumter. Home to the only public park in the United States to feature all eight swan species and intensive plantings of Japanese iris in the country. Known as a floral wonderland, these gardens have been awarded as a Traveler’s Choice by Tripadvisor. Sumter is also home to South Carolina’s State Park Poinsett which offers visitors a mixed ecosystem, rustic cabins and miles of hiking and biking paths to enjoy.