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August 2022

Book Club for August

August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The next session of the book club run by the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT) is set for Tuesday August 16 at 7 pm, on Zoom. The book will be The Fearless Benjamin Lay by Marcus Rediker. Anyone with an interest in the book is welcome; participants do not have to be members of APT. No registration or payment is required. Please come prepared to discuss the book. Benjamin Lay was a Quaker dwarf who demanded the total, unconditional…

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Tour: The Vegetarian Legacy of Benjamin Lay

August 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
American Vegan Center, 17 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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To complement the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT) August 16 book club selection The Fearless Benjamin Lay, APT member Vance Lehmkuhl is leading a tour on Wednesday, August 17, at 11 am, "The Vegetarian Legacy of Benjamin Lay." Benjamin Lay's abolitionist activism had social repercussions down through the US civil war. But his vegetarianism, which for Lay was cut from the same cloth, also impacted history through his influence on US vegetarian activists such as Anthony Benezet, John Woolman,…

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September 2022

Private Indy Hall Tour & Jennifer Gray from ASMH

September 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Independence Hall, 520 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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The Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT) will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, September 14. Preceding the meeting is a private after-hours tour of the Pennsylvania State House better known to the city's visitors as Independence Hall. At 5 pm a ranger from INHP will lead a tour of the Hall including the second floor. Space is limited; email to register and include PA State House in the subject line. Those attending should go through security by 4:30 pm…

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October 2022

Field Trip to Harrisburg

October 6

Save the date! The Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT) is planning a trip to Harrisburg on Thursday, October 6, during William Penn's birthday month. This is still a work in progress.  Tentative plans so far are: -- 1:15-2:15 pm: Guided tour of the State Capitol Building featuring Violet Oakley Murals at the Pennsylvania State Capitol with historian Jason Wilson. -- 2:30-3:30 pm: Visit the Pennsylvania State Museum to see Hannah Callowhill Penn's famous (and infamous) portrait and other artifacts…

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November 2022

Philly for Tomorrow

November 12

SAVE THE DATE! The Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides is planning an all-day event on Saturday, November 12, with speakers and panels covering current topics of interest in Philadelphia. In this new post-covid world, how will Philadelphia retain its global importance? What initiatives are on the horizon and what impact will they have on tourists and residents? What information can be shared with tour guides and other members of the public to enable them to promote the city to visitors…

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