- Our list of the best things to do in Sumter, South Carolina, features the top 21 nearby activities — including 7 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Sumter, SC has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, Museums & Galleries, and Sports & Fitness.
- The results below include the top 17 things to do within the city of Sumter, SC , followed by 4 popular activities in nearby cities, including Bishopville, Camden, Manning and Wedgefield
Housing authentic artifacts used during the Civil War, the War Between the States Museum interprets military history for its visitors. Exhibits include weapons, uniforms, scale models, and a historical archive.
A four-theater movie house, the Julia 4 Cinema features first-run movies at bargain prices. Small in comparison to most theaters, the Julia 4 offers matinees and other specials, concessions, and consistently low-priced tickets.
Timrod Park offers patrons a range of amenities including playgrounds, tennis courts and a train relic. There is a gazebo, picnic shelters and nature trails for patrons to use. The park also provides an amphitheater and offers a concert series.
Founded in 1923, the Florence Little Theatre offers a full season of musicals, comedies, dramas and children's shows. Housed in a state-of-the art facility built in 2008, they also provide theatre education programs for all ages.
Operated solely by volunteers, the Art Trail Gallery is a local art gallery offering a number of artistic services to the local community. Paintings, photography, live music events, and art classes are among the many events and amenities hosted here.
The Florence County Museum showcases over 140 works representing 20th-century Southern art, along with works by Florence native, William H. Johnson. Through a range of exhibitions, studios, lectures and family programming, the FCM provides visitors of all ages an educational experience.
Recognized for his contributions to music, a museum has been dedicated to the memory of W.C. Handy. With exhibits including his trumpet and music scores, W C Handy Museum 'Father of the Blues' is a popular tourist destination in Florence.
Visitors come to Florence National Cemetery to visit passed loved ones and pay respects to POWs from the local POW camp. On a beautiful day, flowers scent the air with peace and tranquillity for those who have moved on.