PHILADELPHIA IS THE NATION’S NUMBER ONE HISTORY CITY
AND AMERICA’S FIRST WORLD HERITAGE CITY.
CERTIFIED GUIDES OF THE ASSOCIATION OF PHILADELPHIA TOUR GUIDES
SPEAK THAT HISTORY.
March 8, 7-8:30 pm
On Wednesday, March 8, the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT) will kick off its monthly meeting with an in-person presentation by Dr. George Boudreau, “Revolutions for 18th Century Women.” In addition to direct involvement in the war for independence, these revolutions also included changes in patterns of family life and child rearing, in social roles, in the nature of slavery and freedom, and in the ideas that they shaped and experienced.
The Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT) holds monthly meetings the second Wednesday of each month at 7 pm which feature a guest speaker on a topic of historical significance in Philadelphia or a field trip for a behind-the-scenes tour of a local historic site. Meetings are open to aspiring and working tour guides as well as anyone with an interest in Philadelphia-focused history. Attend one meeting for free and then it is $50 to join the association for the year or $10 per monthly meeting event. Please join us for convivial company, good food, fascinating presentations, and lively discussions.
The Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT) was founded in 2008 to bring professional and volunteer guides together, to act as a voice for our membership, and to ensure a high quality experience for every visitor in our city. The Association conducts the Education and Certification Program for Philadelphia city guides. APT, with a membership of 166 as of September 2022, is a Pennsylvania non-profit organization.
Philadelphia tour guides take great pride in the services they provide to visitors and local residents exploring the rich historical, architectural, and cultural resources of Philadelphia.
Recent reviews on APT
Wonderful tour guides who are great at story telling to weave the rich history of Philadelph
I just completed all four legs of the River to River 12 hour tour. Had a different guide for each section and they were all wonderful!
Thanks for a great day and also for the chance to have dinner with the guides! Excellent day!
Discover the opportunities
The APT Guide Certification Programs assess basic and master competency for anyone wishing to work as a Philadelphia tour guide.Read more
Everyone connected to Philadelphia’s thriving tourism industry is invited to join APT as well as anyone interested in Philadelphia and its history.Read more
- Women’s History Tour
- African American Tour
- Master Guides Tour
- Immigrant History Tour
- LGBTQ History Tour
What’s New at APT
2023 Tour Guide Training Program This year APT is offering a mixture of training lectures and tours from February 24-26. The certification exam will be offered Saturday March 4. New and experienced guides can practice site presentations on Sundays March 5 and March 12.
Support Carpenters’ Hall Fire Recovery Help APT corporate member recover from arson damage. After eight months of closure, the Hall was set to reopen in February. Public donations will help to fund an improved security system, fire protection systems, fireproof archival storage, and environmental protections for the collections.