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Lunch Bunch

AIA Bookstore 1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

A new initiative this year is for members to gather together monthly to check out the fantastic food offerings in the city. For our inaugural event, and in honor of Lunar New Year, APT member Jenn Hensell has agreed to lead a group on a private 3-hour food and culture tour of Philadelphia’s Chinatown. This […]

The History of the Black Lawyer in Philadelphia

Raina Yancey, Esquire, is a lawyer in Philadelphia as well as the owner of The Black Journey: African-American History Walking Tour of Philadelphia. She kicks off the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides' February monthly meeting on Wednesday February 8, at 7 pm, with a zoom talk on "The History of the Black Lawyer in Philadelphia." […]

‘How To’ Series: Doing a Livestream or Virtual Tour

This year the Events committee will implement some 'how to' zoom training sessions for tour guides. Our first one will be Wednesday, February 15, at 7 pm. Do you want to reach a wider audience with your tours? Are you curious about a more accessible and affordable option for tour guests? Has the experience with […]

Private Bus Tour with Kennett Underground Railroad Center

Brandywine Valley Tourism Information Center 300 Greenwood Rd., Kennett Square, PA

The Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT) has scheduled a private bus tour with Kennett Underground Railroad Center for Sunday February 19 at 1 pm. Please note that this is a change in start time from the original tour description to accommodate some of the sites visited. (Bad weather make up date is March 12.) The […]


2023 Tour Guide Training Program

In 2023 the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT) is departing slightly from its traditional lecture series format to offer a mixture of lectures and tours from February 24-26. APT Training Program 2023 Flyer Program for APT 2023 Training FRIDAY FEBRUARY 24 10 am – 12 pm, “William Penn and Religious Diversity” lecture by David Krueger, APT Certified […]

Certification Exam

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

The APT Certification written exam, based mainly on information in the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides HANDBOOK, covers the history, people, and places of importance in Philadelphia. It tests knowledge of the basic facts about the city that any guide giving solid, professional tours of both the Historic District and Center City would know. It […]

Tour Guide Peer Review

Christ Church N 2nd and Church Streets, Philadelphia, PA

On Sunday March 5, 1-3 pm, the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT) will hold a workshopping event for tour guides. At the Old City sites of Christ Church and Franklin Court, two guides will share what they say on tour at that site, and then all of the participants will discuss. The idea is […]

Revolutions for 18th Century Women

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

Recording of George Boudreau's talk as well as an update on the Carpenters' Hall fire recovery effort is available on the APT YouTube Channel.  The Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides holds its next monthly meeting on Wednesday March 8 at 7 pm. The meeting will be in person at Philly's Gourmet Steaks, 114 Market Street […]

Book Club for March

TIME CHANGE: The book club will begin at 7:30 pm.  The Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides will hold its next book club meeting on Tuesday, March 21, at 7 pm on zoom. The featured selection is Women in George Washington's World, a collection of essays edited by Charlene M. Boyer Lewis and APT's own George […]

How To Use Power Point and Zoom for Virtual Presentations and Tours

Do health or mobility issues make it challenging to do walking tours? Are you reluctant to be out and about with large groups of people? Would you like another option for sharing your knowledge beyond just those who can come to Philadelphia in person? Last month's 'how to' presentation covered the technology behind virtual and […]