Jonathan Anderson

Jonathan Michael Anderson, The History Couple: NY Local Tours

Jonathan Anderson

Co-Founder, Tour Guide

Meet Jonathan

Jonathan is a native of Bar Harbor, which is located on an island off the coast of Maine. He had never imagined that New York would ever be a place he would live, but the stars aligned, and now here he is, loving every minute of it. Jonathan has been living in Brooklyn since 2012 and his love for history has only grown in that time. He decided to start his own walking tour business with his wife, Alex, out of their shared love for New York and its incredible history.

Jonathan holds a Master’s degree in History from Brooklyn College, and is a Certified NYC Sightseeing Guide. His Master’s thesis was on Coney Island’s obsession with staging large-scale disasters in the early twentieth century (spoiler alert!).

When not giving tours for their business, he is the Director of Education at Edge Studio, a facility that offers the most comprehensive training program in the world for professional voice over. Jonathan is responsible for the creation of new curricula, and supports voice over coaches on staff to help students of all abilities thrive. Prior to Edge Studio, he was the Manager of Education at the South Street Seaport Museum, where he created new programming for school groups K-12, developed events for families, and also went sailing from time to time (but was terrible at it). Before the South Street Seaport Museum, Jonathan worked as a Senior Educator at the New-York Historical Society and as a Costumed Interpreter at the New York Transit Museum, inspiring NYC public school children to learn more about their incredible city. He also holds a BA in Theater from Saint Michael’s College.

“Jonathan was fantastic and the history was fascinating.”

Book your walking tour!

Whether you live in New York City or are just visiting, THE HISTORY COUPLE offers walking tours that everyone can enjoy! Book a private tour with your favorite walking buddies or come on a public tour and meet a whole new group of friends. Either way, you’ll all love hearing the offbeat stories of NYC’s great neighborhoods!