WHO SHOULD JOIN
Everyone connected to Philadelphia’s thriving tourism industry is invited to join the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT): docents, site managers, first person interpreters, carriage drivers, walking tour guides, concierges, volunteers, representatives of tourism-related organizations, and any other parties interested in Philadelphia and its history. APT is a growing community of members who care about what they do and the city they live and work in.
Monthly meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 7 pm and 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 two meetings for free and then it is $60 to join the association for the year as an individual or $10 per monthly meeting event. Please join us for convivial company, good food, fascinating presentations, and lively discussions! The yearly fee for individual members is $60.
Beginning with 2024, APT is implementing a 3-tier corporate membership system.
- one person tour companies (up to 4 guides) — $100
- nonprofits — $150
- tour companies with 5 or more employees or other for-profits — $200
HOW TO JOIN APT
Those interested may join in person at any APT meeting with cash or check made out to Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides or online at the APT Store.
APT memberships run through December 31 of the year of enrollment.
LIABILITY INSURANCE FOR TOUR GUIDES
Membership in the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides provides access to third-party individual tour guide liability insurance. Check the APT Store for information on purchasing liability insurance for this year. This insurance opportunity is arranged by the National Federation of Tour Guide Associations (NFTGA). For FAQs and an overview, click here.