Spectral City Tours hosts small-group tours with extras that bring the history to life, and pay our guides & actors the highest rates in the industry. We try and keep our carbon footprint low, relying more on 5-star reviews and digital presence. Our smaller tours allow us to share photos and visuals of the history, as well as laughs, scandals, and inside baseball guests love.
While our guides have fun personal anecdotes, our tours are focused on our guests and what they're interested in. We like our tours to be less scripted. You won't get a self-important tour guide spouting personal anecdotes, you'll get the most entertaining and most hilarious moments in New Orleans history, delivered in a way you'll remember. You come to New Orleans for more than just 2 hours off, we're always focused on delivering the tour that will stick with you, like the history has stuck with us locals.
Director & Tour Guide
Jackson is a writer-director-editor with a passion for history. He directed The Untold Story: Slavery in the 20th Century, about the history of slavery continuing in the South after it was outlawed.
Jackson has worked as a writer/director, journalist, video editor, and tour guide. Having working on a lifetime of productions with a small or limited crew, and written and directed two feature-length films, numerous full-length plays and many other projects -- none of which you've probably seen -- he's well suited to the one-person-band style storytelling of tours.
Jackson's role is taking Pandora's amazing vision of sharing the love for New Orleans history in a positive and guest-centered way, and helping craft those tours like a writer/director to hone the best possible two-hour experience for our guests.
Pandora & Lynx
We started Spectral City in 2017 to bring a higher quality experience to our guests. We spent several wonderful years giving tours to fine folks from around the world, but we have since left the tour guide life ♥
Pandora started the company with a vision for giving guests a more personal, memorable , interactive experience. She created the positive vision for the company, of sharing our true love for New Orleans and it history with guests.