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Welcome to Columbus, Ohio!
My name is Jean Hayward, "The Tour Lady," and I can't wait to show you Ohio's capital city


News, News, Important News!

 New Tour for 2014!

     The love of chocolate in our City and Country continues to grow.  So...I've developed a "Chocolate Lovers Tour of Columbus."

   This tour will continue throughout 2014 by arrangement.  This is a full-day tour, visiting candy factories, candy shops, and chocolate-themed restaurants you might not know about, all "feeding" our love of chocolate.  Three ways to travel:   for groups up to 5, I have a mini van; for mid-sized groups, a larger vehicle will be provided; for even larger groups with your own vehicle, I will "step-on" and provide the same fun tour as always.  Please call me at 614-326-0942 to reserve your space today.  Christopher Columbus brought the first cocoa beans to Europe.  Let's explore his namesake city to see what he started. 

     Boston has them; Seattle has them; Chicago is well-known for them.  Now Columbus can join the throngs of chocolate lovers too!  Call 614-326-0942 to schedule your day.

By the way, I know Columbus is not Paris, New York or London.   Good....we don't have as much pollution, crime, or high prices as the really big metropolises, but this little gem of a city does have a lot to offer.  What would you like to see?  What would you like to do? How about an overview of this city waiting to warmly welcome its many visitors?   We can show it all--spectacular landscapes, spiritual heritage churches, fascinating Mid-West history, amazing architecture, relaxing tearoom tours, and yes, we've become a foodie town!

Capital City Tours has been regaling visitors and locals alike for 16 years with extensive knowledge, jaw-dropping insight, and side splitting anecdotes that will keep you at the edge of your seats!  Even "doubters" have been seen with a smile on their face at the end of these tours!  Call us today at 614-326-0942 to discuss your choice and desire...we'll get you there.




My Mission

To be the "go-to tour guide" for visitors and locals desiring to know more about Columbus, Ohio, by providing fun, educational, and fact-filled tours with happy employees who are glad to know you.



Columbus, Ohio, turned 200 years old in 2012 and I loved showing how we got started (do you know why being a Presbyterian in Columbus can be a real "blast?"), where we are now, and some of our hopes and dreams for the future.  The year 2014 is no less please allow me to continue showing our City to you.  This tour is for 2-5 persons in my van, takes a little more than 2-1/2 hrs., and costs $25 per person, with a 2-person minimum.  Got a larger group?  No problem...I'll gladly arrange proper transportation.  Prices will then vary.  C'mon...let's travel the streets of Columbus together.  Tours available every day, Monday - Saturday...all times arranged; you name the time and we'll work it out together.  Sundays are also available after 1:30 p.m. by arrangement.  And for those who want to see Downtown up close , I offer Walking Tours of Downtown in the Summer.  June 14 at 10 A.M.; July 12, 2013 at 10 A.M.; and August 9, 2013 at 10 a.m.  Dress appropriately because these tours go Rain-or-Shine.  This one-hour tour costs only $10 per person.  We meet at the Pres. McKinley monument in front of the State Capitol Building  Call now to schedule as we don't want to leave without you!


Don't forget Reunions!

I offer family reunions, class reunions, military reunions.  Please call me at 614-326-0942 because I want you to have great memories after your reunion is over.  It doesn't have to be "dry."  I work with you to provide the best service I know how.


Third Grade Teachers...Hark!

The State of Ohio has teaching requirements for your 3rd Grade students.  I know they get the fun of learning a little more about their City.  I have just the specialized tour for your youngsters.  Learning can be fun when they can place their hands on 200 years of history.  I'd love to be the one to show them how Columbus got started and some fun facts, plus a little surprise or two!  Call me at 614-326-0942 and let's talk about your needs and how I can help you fill them.  It would be my pleasure!







This tour would get an "R" rating if it were a movie!

Sex, violence, pillaging,'s all here.  Quickly...go to the next tab!

Come along as we walk in the footsteps of Union soldiers and doomed Confederate prisoners, fiery abolitionist, and desperate runaways, heroes, villains, and ordinary people struggling to survive one of the most extraordinary times in our nation's history, right here in Columbus.  READ MORE on next page.

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