226 North Washington Street
Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: (803) 775-2323
Fax: (803) 773-9500
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.
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.
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.