Hello, I'm Terry Lightner

Founder of State Capitol Tours

How Did State Capitol Tours Come To Be...

My name is Terry Lightner originally born and raised in The Great State of Alabama, Roll Tide for any Bama fans reading this. I love to travel and started my quest to visit every state back in 2007 when I took my first major road trip to Maine. From then on I made it my sole mission to visit every state in the United States, and as of December 28, 2017 exactly 10yrs later I visited Vermont being my last state in the 48 contiguous United States.

With the exception of Hawaii and Alaska, I wanted to push myself even further so I took my first trip to Austin, TX to visit the Texas State Capitol building. The tour guide gave me a passport book which had all the state capitols with an area to stamp to validate your visit. I began to think and the vision was born, I was going to visit all 50 state capitol buildings.




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Taking On The World, One Capitol At A Time!




Recent Travels


Michigan State Capitol

Michigan State Capitol

Lansing was not Michigan’s original capital city, Detroit was named the capital of the new territory on July 1, 1805. The Great Seal of the State of Michigan from which the coat of arms is taken was designed in 1835 by General Lewis Cass, former governor of...

Special delivery!!!

Special delivery!!!

Had to make a pit stop at the Indiana state house to deliver the official Indiana State Capitol Tours shirts for my brothers officers LaMartz Shane and Isra Rafa of the Indiana Capitol Police. They’re my very first customers and with their help opened some major doors...

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