top of page


We make history fun, exciting and applicable in 21st century NYC!! Through the art of storytelling, we'll explore 516 years of New York history with a focus on immigration, food and alcohol all while bringing strangers together from around the world.

Our Team


Rory Lipede

Rory’s experience as a NYC tour guide spans the better part over a decade and has helped cement her reputation as one of the most sought after tour guides in town. Indeed, Rory had the honor of being named one of New York’s top 8 tour guides. In light of her unwavering five-star reviews and status as a coveted gold star tour guide licensee with the city of New York, Rory is in high demand. Her exuberance, theatricality, passion and extensive knowledge of the city’s history speak for themselves. Rory continues to grow and foster relationships under the mentorship of many of the most renowned historians of NYC.



Armed with his tour guide background, training in musical theatre, and ability to soak up random history like a sponge, Ryan is excited to hit the streets with Telltale Tours! Originally from San Jose, California, and spending his college years in Miami, Florida, he has always felt the draw of New York City and its rich, vibrant, and oftentimes disturbing history. Come along and have some laughs and drinks soon!

Screen Shot 2023-05-10 at 12.03.01 AM.png


Having earned a dual degree in performance and history, Kamala is excited to finally have a chance to put them both to use at once. Come out and hear about some facts they probably don't teach you in school and enjoy a few drinks along the way!

IMG_2263 2.JPG


Tessie Herrasti is a Mexican born actress based in NYC. Award-winning writer, filmmaker with a unique background that combines her passion for languages and community with her skills in drama therapy, conflict resolution, and expressive art facilitation for mental health awareness, justice and equality. She has performed professionally on stage and in film in cities around the world, including Mexico City, Paris, Los Angeles, Sydney, and New York. Tessie is currently developing a TV series, Jewels of Light, based on her original novel, and a short proof of concept has been circulating the festival circuit, receiving more than 26 awards, including Best Female Empowerment Short, Best Fantasy Short, and an honorable mention for original story.She continues to be involved in volunteering  and social service in Mexico and the US.



Born and raised in Oklahoma, Kate brings a taste of the heartland to NYC! As an actor, period piece lover, and one heck of a history nerd, she is ready to keep you entertained and teach you something new. And as they say, there’s always time for a cocktail!

White Shirt 3.JPG


From small town to big city, Kaitlyn has always dreamed of coming to New York to pursue her passion for acting. So after getting her BFA in Performance, she dove right into all NYC has to offer. Falling in love with the city, it’s people, and it’s unmatched nightlife, Kaitlyn hopes to share that love with you as we explore a night in the greatest city in the world!



From Hollywood to Broadway, Arielle’s ready to show you the secrets of NYC’s past and weigh in on which coast is superior (spoiler alert: New York is!). Actor by day, tour guide by night, she combines her love of storytelling, history, and cocktails to give you an unforgettable experience. Join her and get ready to booze, schmooze, and step back in time.



An actor, teacher, and native New Yorker, Jack is an old soul who has fallen in love with the classics. With his degree in Acting from Hamilton College and the National Theatre Institute, Jack seeks to share the stories of New York with a healthy dose of culture. Join him in a bliss-filled night of history, drinking, and storytelling of his beloved hometown.




bottom of page