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Ernest "Ernie" Sylvester

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Ernest “Ernie” Sylvester
Tour Guide

Ernest “Ernie” Sylvester, the host behind Ernie’s Tours, has conducted tours since 2003. He has conducted Ghost, Voodoo, and Cemetery tours longer than most tour companies have been in business. In fact, Ernie is a native of Louisiana who was born in Slidell and raised in New Orleans, Georgia, and Florida. After returning home from active duty he attended Delgado Community College. Ernie discovered the tour guide profession by chance one night after taking a Ghost tour. Ernie’s love for the culture and unique history of New Orleans led him to become a licensed professional tour guide.

Ernie aims to inform visitors and tourists alike, about New Orleans in an engaging, entertaining, and factual manner. As a tour guide, Ernie is most definitely a wealth of knowledge when it comes to what’s what in this prominent American city. Above all else, he hopes to tell stories to those that walk with him that are not only surprising, but that embrace the human spirit as well.