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Meet Owner, Historian, Actor, and Storyteller, Jim Miles

Experience the wonder of downtown Austin on foot by morning or night. At Walking Tours of Austin, our tour guides are more than just informative, they are expert storytellers who are personable, approachable and, well, just plain fun! Meet our owner, then book your walking tour today!

Jim Miles, Owner and Operator of Walking Tours of Austin

Owner, Historian, Actor, and Storyteller, Jim Miles

Hi, my name is Jim Miles,
owner and operator of Walking Tours of Austin, WTA.

Ever since I was a little boy I’ve been drawn to history and storytelling. As I grew up, those passions led me to a master’s degree in Southern History, and a career as a teacher, actor, and professional storyteller.

In short, I love this city and the stories it holds.

I created WTA to reflect that love. I have carefully selected Austin tour guides who are knowledgeable, likable, and most importantly great storytellers. Because at the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about, great storytelling. I hope you enjoy your tour of Austin as much as we love telling her story.

Jim Miles

Owner, Operator Walking Tours of Austin

Here at Walking Tours of Austin, we offer a range of exciting and informative tours for people of all interests, both morning and night – including:


Ranging anywhere from 1 to 3 hours, our friendly storytellers keep guests engaged with the location and historical significance of each specific walk. Keep in mind that our ghost and murder night walks are for ages 13 and up since they include eerie details, mostly based in truth. Check out our Storytelling blog to learn more information about these unexplained tales and why they’re voted “Best of Austin.” If you’re searching for a more private outing with family, friends, and coworkers, then this is the place for you! For up to 15 people, you can book an intimate gathering with loved ones for some of the most affordable prices in Texas! Come check us out for additional excitement while you get your steps in on your next trip to Austin!

Read our FAQ for more information, and meet our owner below!