The Sumter Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) offers assistance with community tours in and around Sumter (City and County). Whatever your activity or attraction requests are, the CVB staff will work with you and your organization on your next visit to Sumter, South Carolina.


If you are interested in scheduling a tour and would like to have a guide to accompany you and/or your group, please call the Sumter Convention and Visitors Bureau, located at the Swan Lake Visitors Center at (803) 436-2640 or toll-free at (800) 688-4748.


For guided tours and/or use of facilities a minimum of two-week advance notice is requested.


The CVB also works with community partners to offer occasional special, pre scheduled community tours. Please call the office for more information and schedule dates.

We also have volunteer opportunities with our Swan Lake Iris Gardens Docent Program.

  • Nature WalkVolunteers play a large part of our success in educating those interested in learning more about the famous Swan Lake Iris Gardens.
  • Our docent program is unique in the fact that Sumter men and women are willing to go through a five-week training program and then donate their time to telling the wonders of our gardens to fellow groups from Sumter and visitors from around the world.