Strange True Tours came to be when partners and history geeks Jeffrey Holmes and Jane Dekovitch
saw the need for an alternative to large groups and the same rehashed haunted stories.
This sparked the original adult history tour, where the strange but true stories of the weird and unusual tales of New Orleans history could be finally told.
Strange True Tours is the leader in unique and bespoke tours and the first tour company to exclusively offer small group tours.
Strange True Tours has an incredible roster of guides who are constantly expanding their knowledge and honing their craft of guiding tours.

  • Co-Owner Jane Dekovitch earned a history degree from UCLA before serving in the first Gulf War in the Air Force.
    She has worked in museums around the nation from the LeBrea Tar Pits
    to Ft. Lauderdale Historical Society and the Louisiana State Museum.
    Check out her history blog at

    When she is not buried in research, Jane is also a professional Equestrian and works with several horse rescue operations.
    She is a regular contributor to the Standard Bred Connection online magazine and her Equestrian blog is

  • Co-Owner Jeffrey Holmes is the creator of the original 'Strange True' tour of New Orleans as well
    as the 'Oswald' tour and the 'Mafia' tour.
    He is the co-founder of the St. Claude Arts District in 2005. An acclaimed photographer and artist,
    he was named Times-Picayunes Top 5 Art Events in 2005 & 2007.
    A Katrina survivor and first responder, his efforts were documented in the NY Times, Dateline, CNN, MSNBC, LA Times and more.
    He is a known adventurer, social activist, ordained minister, licenced tour guide and all around rabble rouser.

  • Grey Sweeney-Perkins is a licenced tour guide, attorney, writer, and speaker.
    A Friends of the Cabildo (Louisiana State Museum) certified guide, award winning volunteer, and Board member,
    she is also the Lead instructor for the annual Friends of the Cabildo Walking Tour Guide Class. 
    Grey's passion is showing her guests how the architecture of New Orleans has a voice that tells stories, revealing the beauty and mystery behind the bricks!
    Grey's 25 year career included over a decade as General Council for a major academic medical center
    and several years as in-house counsel for an urgent care corporation.
    She continues to be in demand as a consultant and speaker on professional liability and health care compliance.
    Grey retired from practicing law to focus on her interest in New Orleans history and architecture. 
    Grey loves to research obscure 18th and 19th century law and medicine, and is frequently requested as a guide by legal and medical professional groups. She can often be found on her front porch with an enormous chicory iced coffee, a collie, and a laptop, researching and writing her next tour.
    (Ask her where to find the best iced coffee in New Orleans- she has definite opinions).