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Tour of Bellaire Manor at FDR Park

Bellaire Mansion at FDR Park 1500 Pattison Ave., Philadelphia, PA

Join Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT) member Carris Kocher and Caretaker Cheryl Brubaker for another exclusive opportunity to see Bellaire Manor at FDR Park (1500 Pattison Ave.), this time on Wednesday, September 21, from 6-7:30 pm. This will be a single tour with plenty of time for questions, discussions, pictures AND to enjoy a […]

CPR (+ First Aid) Training

Philly's Gourmet Steaks 114 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

The Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT) is holding CPR and First Aid Certification Training at 2 pm on Monday, October 3. The training will be held at Philly's Gourmet Steaks, 114 Market Street. This is a valuable certification to have as a guide, and if you are listed in the APT Member Directory, it […]

Field Trip to Harrisburg

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 […]

“Rush: The Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father” with Stephen Fried

Philly's Gourmet Steaks 114 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

The Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT) is honored to have Stephen Fried as guest speaker on Wednesday, October 12, at 7 pm at Philly's Gourmet Steaks, 114 Market Street. (Come at 6 pm for dinner and drinks!) Stephen is an award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author who teaches at Columbia University and at […]

Book Club for October

The next session of the book club run by the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT) is set for Tuesday October 18 at 7 pm, on Zoom. The book will be The Lady of Sing Sing by Idanna Pucci. Anyone with an interest in the book is welcome; participants do not have to be members […]

Tour of Eden Cemetery

Historic Eden Cemetery 1434 Springfield Rd., Darby, Pennsylvania

The Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT) is organizing its first-ever field trip to Historic Eden Cemetery, an African-American burial ground with about 93,000 burials covering 53 acres. Eden is the final resting place for many notable 19th century African-Americans, including James Forten (1766-1842), William Still (1821-1902), Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825-1911), Octavius V. Catto […]

A History of Racial Inequities in Philadelphia

Philly's Gourmet Steaks 114 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

To set the stage for current day Philadelphia profiled in "Philly Forward: A Tourism Symposium," educator John King will kick off the November 9 monthly meeting with "A History of Racial Inequities in Philadelphia." His talk will focus on Black Philadelphia in the pre-colonial period; property ownership in 1790; and the history of redlining, including […]

Visit to Armory of First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry

Armory of First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry 22 S. 23rd St., Philadelphia, PA

The event is now FULL. Email Mike Teti with “First City Troop” in the subject to be put on the waitlist. A second tour may be added, or one might be scheduled for another date. Waitlist members will be given first priority. Join your fellow APT members and our friends from Carpenters’ Hall for a […]

Philly Forward: A Tourism Symposium

First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia 2125 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A few in-person spots have become available. If you are interested in attending, please sign up in the APT Store.  The Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT) 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 […]

Tour of First Unitarian Church – POSTPONED

First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia 2125 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tour is postponed. Our guide for Friday's tour of the First Unitarian Church has come down with a bad cough and is unable to lead a tour this week. The new date will be announced when he is well and ready to reschedule. Philly Forward: A Tourism Symposium is coming up on November 12. If […]