American Vegan Center
Vance Lehmkuhl, Director
Services: American Vegan Center (AVC) offers Veg History tours in Old City, walking the same streets as historic figures such as Benjamin Lay, Anthony Benezet, the Grimke Sisters, Sylvester Graham, Bronson Alcott, Alfoncie Austin and even Benjamin Franklin — all these and more helped move Philadelphia’s vegetarian and vegan history forward. Many people, even vegetarians and vegans, are unaware that the US vegetarian movement started in Philadelphia in 1817.
Additional Info: In addition to our scheduled tours we can schedule group tours and private tours to suit individual needs. Mention finding AVC on this website when calling or emailing to book a tour and get 40% off. For more information, check out our website.
Services: Campo’s is a family run sandwich shop that has been making Philly’s best cheesesteaks, hoagies, and specialty sandwiches since 1947! Located at 214 Market street in the center of Old City, Campo’s offers a great beer selection from local breweries, as well as several vegan and gluten free alternatives to their hometown classics. They have a kids menu with plenty of outdoor seating and are the official cheesesteak of the phillies!
Additional Info: APT members can mention APT to get 10% off their bill! Reach out to Mike directly for any help, special requests, or to inquire about bulk rates. For more information, check out our website.
Special Notice: Carpenters’ Hall is currently closed due to arson damage. Please contribute to help the Hall open up to tour guests again as quickly as possible!
Services: Carpenters’ Hall is a National Historic Landmark site in Independence National Historical Park that is owned and managed by The Carpenters’ Company of Philadelphia, founded in 1724 and now the country’s oldest trade guild and membership association. The site is free and open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday (Wednesday-Sunday in January and February). Tour groups are welcome to visit without advance notice during regular business hours.
Additional Info: Private tours can be arranged for APT members. Contact Carpenters’ Hall staff for details. For more information, check out our website.
Free Tours by Foot
Jennifer Hensell, City Manager, APT Certified Tour Guide
Services: Free Tours by Foot is the best name-your-own-price tours in Philadelphia. Our popular tours are offered at set times and locations so reservations are required. They are made through our website with the “Book Online.” Private and group tours also available; book via
Specialty Tours: $185 Independence Mall walking tour, Philadelphia Ghosts walking tour, & our food tours (Chinatown or Italian Market). $245 Real Philly walking 4.5 hour tour. We are also available for customized guided service and tours. Base rate $185, up to 3 hour tour. $50 for each additional hour up to a full day (10 hour) tour.
Additional Info: $215 Independence Mall walking 3 hour tour in German, French, Spanish, or Russian. 7 day notice for booking recommended. For more information, check out our website.
Jim Murphy Communications
Jim Murphy, Owner, APT Certified Tour Guide
Services: Walking tours, step-on tours, short tours, 1 and 1/2-day tours and do-it-your-way tours … for people who really want to discover what makes Philadelphia different from any other city in the U.S.
Specialty Tours: “Penn and Ben” (William Penn and Ben Franklin), “The Amazing Success of William Penn” (Powerpoint), “Philly Tough Women,” “3 Philly Naval Heroes,” “Why the Mason-Dixon Survey Started in Philadelphia,” “William Penn Jane’s Walk” and more.
Additional Info: As the writer of a popular new book by Temple University Press called Real Philly History, Real Fast, I bring a fun-fact focus to my tours. For more information, check out my website.