Main Street Mobile award

Main Street Mobile Chairman’s Award

I’m proud to announce that Secret History Tours has won the Main Street Mobile Chairman’s Award for opening my downtown walking tour business. I’ll get to attend a fancy lunch at the Battle House and show a slide show from … Read More

John LeFlore, Civil Rights Pioneer

Although Mobile isn’t known for its civil rights protests, our city does have its share of pioneers who made a difference for its citizens of color. John LeFlore was a civil rights pioneer who organized the African American community of Mobile … Read More

Where did Bienville Get Those Tattoos?

Why do New Orleans writers tend to leave the rest of the Gulf Coast out of their histories? In her article Bienville’s Tattoos, Sally Asher discusses the French explorer and badass, explaining some interesting points but leaving out important facts about the … Read More

A 161 Year-old Dame is Finally is Getting a Facelift

The old Joshua Kennedy House is finally getting a new lease on life after something like 30 years. This Greek Revival and Italianate home was built in 1857, and must have cut quite an impressive figure at the corner of … Read More

Six Months of Stories

It was January 21 when I posted a free tour on Facebook just to see who would show up. I ended up with about 200 people! I had two borrow a toy bullhorn and run a second tour and I … Read More

Counting Down to Mardi Gras

It’s January, and here in Mobile folks are already putting up Mardi Gras decorations, shopping for beads, and buying ball gowns. Mobile is the birthplace of Mardi Gras, and we’ve been celebrating for over 300 years. This short video gives … Read More

“Down in Mobile, they’re all crazy, because the Gulf Coast is the kingdom of monkeys, the land of clowns, ghosts and musicians, and Mobile is sweet lunacy’s county seat.”

Eugene F. Walter, The Untidy Pilgrim