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Elections and Holiday Party

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

NOTE: The Farmer's Market at Christ Church is holding a holiday pop-up market from 3-7 pm the same day if you want to check it out before the party: https://neighborhood-house.com/farmers-market/ Elections for a new Board will be held at the next monthly meeting, Wednesday December 13, 7 pm, at Philly's Gourmet Steaks, 114 Market Street. […]

APT Dinner Celebration

Plough and the Stars 123 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Reservations are now closed. Contact Judy Smith with questions or concerns.  The Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT) is organizing a dinner to celebrate APT's 15th anniversary with outgoing Board members Bob Levitt and Judy Smith. It will be January 3, 2024,  6 pm at Plough and Stars. Cost is $55 per person payable […]

New Year Orientation Meeting

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

The Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT) will hold its first monthly meeting of the year on Wed. January 10, 7 pm at Philly's Gourmet Steaks, 114 Market St. Arrive early to get food and drinks! Come meet the new Board, hear an informational presentation on the 'State of APT', learn about a profit sharing […]

Book Club for January

The Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT) will hold its next book club meeting on Tuesday January 16 at 7 pm on Zoom. There is no fee to attend and anyone is welcome. Participants should come ready to discuss the book. The selection is You Never Forget Your First by Alexis Coe - the first woman […]

How To Write a Resume (for Tour Guides & Docents)

Anyone registering after 5 pm on Thursday January 25 will receive the recording of the workshop only.  The Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT) is organizing a 'how-to' workshop on resume writing for tour guides and docents in advance of APT's first ever job fair on Saturday, February 24. The workshop will be led by […]

Tour of Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church and Burial Ground

Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church 916 S. Swanson St., Philadelphia, PA, United States

The Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT) has arranged for an exclusive complimentary tour of historic Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church and Burial Ground (916 S Swanson St.) at 12 noon on Sunday, February 4. Join us to explore the oldest church in Pennsylvania and learn how the  Swedes developed New Sweden in the Philadelphia […]

“Blacks in the Big Documents” with APT Master Guide Joe Becton

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

For the first 10-15 minutes of the meeting beginning at 7 pm, new President & CEO of Independence Visitor Center Corporation, Kathryn Ott Lovell, will speak on a new collaborative effort with APT to learn about and promote all of the tours that members offer while increasing visitors to the various visitor centers around town. […]

Zoom Presentation on Sustainable Tourism

Please note new time: 10 am - 12 pm.  The Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT), in collaboration with Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington, DC, is organizing a webinar on sustainable tourism. Every year the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA) picks a theme for Feb. 21 International Tourist Guide Day. The 2024 […]

APT’s First Ever Job Fair

Old First UCC 151 N. 4th St., Philadelphia, PA, United States

Are you looking to hire guides, docents, or volunteers for tours, museums, or historic sites? Or are you a history and culture enthusiast seeking a position? The Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT) is organizing its first ever job fair on Saturday, February 24, scheduled for 1:30-4:30 pm at Old First Reformed United Church of […]

Tour Guide Coffee Break

Independence Visitor Center 599 Market St., 1 N. Independence Mall W., Philadelphia

APT Director-at-Large Jim Murphy shares his idea for a tour guide get together: For some time now APT members Walker Brown, Charlie Krueger, Ralph Marano, and I have been meeting informally for coffee about every 4-6 weeks. We live near each other, so it’s been kind of a neighborhood thing. Others have told me they might […]