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Jonathan Weiss in New Orleans

ABOUT

JONATHAN WEISS

Jonathan Weiss walking down Pirates Alley

ABOUT

JONATHAN WEISS

ABOUT JONATHAN

Jonathan Weiss is one of the South’s leading historians and purveyors of the macabre history that makes New Orleans the most haunted city in America. With over 14+ years experience, his passion for storytelling of New Orleans’ deepest and darkest tales will leave visitors and locals alike spellbound. As an actor he trained in both America and Great Britain, and settled in New Orleans pre-Katrina, after being mesmerized by its magic at a young age.

He is an independent tour guide, leading unsuspecting guests to explore his city’s lingering dead, or the depravity of vicious vampire legend.  Fully licensed, Jonathan gives regular tours Thursday through Sunday nights, departing from Pirate’s Alley Cafe, 622 Pirate’s Alley.  While one of New Orleans’ newer tour companies, very few guides equal Jonathan in depth of experience, his knowledge of the old city and it’s neighbourhoods, and in addition to his regular tours, he is able to accomodate private tours by request.  Jonathan has appeared and consulted on The Vampire Diaries & The Originals, CMT, MTV, ATT Uverse, SyFy, Discovery, the Travel Channel, and for several films over the past decade.

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Jonathan Weiss with Key and Peele

OUR TOUR GUIDES

MIKKO
Mikko has been showing off the greatness of New Orleans for close to thirty years. Witty and knowledgeable, his tours are masterful. Mikko is also an award winning writer, having garnered two Independent Publisher Awards (Ippy’s) for his histories of the Crescent City.

SUSIE
Susie came to this wonderful, creepy, crazy city of New Orleans 30 years ago. She has been an amateur City historian since the first time she walked these streets, and an official licensed tour guide for over 5 years. With Susie as your guide, the streets and the people who walked on them come alive as if they’ve always been here and always will be.

ERNIE
Ernest “Ernie” Sylvester has been conducting tours since 2003, longer than most of the tour companies in this city have been in business. A native of the city, he aims to inform visitors and locals alike in an engaging, entertaining and factual manner, but above all he hopes to tell stories to those who walk with him that are not only surprising but that embrace the human spirit as well.

BRENT
Brent’s love of New Orleans and her stories has been described as contagious, and he brings to his tours the exuberance of a life-long entertainer and professional story-teller. A Creole native of South Louisiana, Brent began giving tours at 18, and has written tours, trained guides, and performed for over 15 years as a tour guide, actor, and fight choreographer. Brent’s breadth of knowledge ranging from culinary and musical traditions to military and literary history allow him to weave together the complex narratives of New Orleans shadowed past into a uniquely memorable experience that will leave you wanting more.

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