To 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.

 

 

Telltale Tours

To 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.

Our Mission

Rory (Founder/Owner/Operations Manager)

Rory’s experience as a NYC tour guide spans the better part of 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 2015. 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. As a member of The New York City Tour Guides Association, she continues to grow and foster relationships under the mentorship of many of the most renowned historians of NYC.

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. As a member of The New York City Tour Guides Association, she continues to grow and foster relationships under the mentorship of many of the most renowned historians of NYC.

 

 

 

Our Guides

Tim Dowd

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A tour guide with a taste for the dark and nerdy bits of NYC's history, Tim was born and raised right here in NYC and loves nothing more than proving to everyone else why it is the best city on earth. If you disagree, please join us for one of our tours where you can drunkenly yell at him that he is wrong. 

Jenna Lucht

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A theatre buff and classically trained actor, our tour guide Jenna is always ready to put on a show! Hailing from Pittsburgh, a city rife with its own fascinating history, Jenna brings her love of storytelling and history to the greatest city in the world. With her background in theatre, telling the many tales of the city are never a dull moment. And the drinks certainly don’t hurt either!

KATE FRAY (LEAD GUIDE)

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An international award winning storyteller and all round history nerd, Kate wields her NYC Tour Guide's License with pride as she gets you as excited about the facts and notorious figures of TellTale Tours unique experiences as she is. Let's raise a glass together 'In the greatest city in the world.

Ryan Sammonds

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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!