History is all around us… spiritual, artistic, fascinating, and disturbing.
Come walk with us.
The Birmingham Historic Touring Company (BHTC) is devoted to providing the most entertaining and educational tours and events in the mid-south area and beyond. Ranging from a tour of the historic downtown churches, a tour of the Civil Rights history of Birmingham, and others, including the ever popular Birmingham Ghost Walk, to slide and artifact lectures, to intimate gatherings and full stage events.

Our Guides and Staff

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Edward Wolfgang Poe

Our founder and Chief Storyteller, Wolfgang, in 2010 discovered there was no ghost tour (or any other guided tours) through the history of Birmingham. Locking himself in the library for months, digging through reams of old newspaper archives, and stacks of dusty archive records, he researched the basis of the original Birmingham Ghost Walk, and has since expanded to the variety of tours that are offered today.

David Bowman


Our lead guide for walking tours, David has been with us since 2017.



Dani is one of our newest guides and our "Goth Girl"...which is perfect for a Ghost Walk



Wilhelmina Thomas is a storyteller, a needlewoman and a craftivist who grew up on the west side of Birmingham, Alabama in the Riley, Wenonah and Hillman communities. She attended Wenonah Elementary, Riley Elementary and Jones Valley High Schools. Her earliest memories include the church, the civic league and the Civil Rights Movement. It is these lived experiences which fuel passion about Afro, Afro American and Birmingham history.



Bio coming soon



Bio coming soon

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