Next Meeting

The next Member Meeting:

Wednesday, May 14th
7:00 pm

Macy's/Wanamakers
1300 Market St.
www.visitmacysphiladelphia.com/
 

Upcoming

 

• Download the IVC's April 2014 Concierge Quickguide here.

 


 

Mon, April 21
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Physick House

APT Certification Exam - Register and pay here.

 

 

MAY 2014

 

Mon, May 5

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cavanaugh's HeadHouse
421 S 2nd St.

John Soppe:  "Digital Marketing Workshop for Tour Guides"


 

Wed May 14

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Macy's / Wanamakers
1300 Market St.

Tour and Monthly Meeting

 

 

Thu, May 22

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Physick House
321 S 4th St.

Earl Ostrander Jr.:  CPR Training Class - register and pay by May 16 here.

 

Thu, May 22
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Physick House

APT Certification Exam - Register and pay here.

 
 
 

Well done is better than well said.                           
                                                  –Benjamin Franklin  
  

 

 ABOUT APT  

 

APT Logo

 

The Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT) was founded in 2008 to bring professional and volunteer guides together, to act as a voice for our membership, and to ensure a high quality experience to every visitor to our city. APT, with a membership of 192 as of March, 2014, is a Pennsylvania non-profit organization.

APT knows that our city's tour guides take great pride in the services they provide both visitors and local residents in exploring the rich historical, architectural and cultural resources of Philadelphia.

 

 APT at the Fireman's Hall Museum

 

 MEMBERSHIP  

 

If you're a Philadelphia tour guide or are involved in the city's tourism industry, APT has a lot to offer you. In addition to individual membership, APT now offers a Corporate Associate Membership for corporations and organizations. See our Membership page for information on the benefits we offer and for information on how to join APT.

 

 MEETINGS  

 

APT members usually meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm. See "NEXT MEETING" on this page, left, for the date, time and place. Each meeting begins with a presentation by a guest speaker on topics ranging from 18th century clothing to current issues and concerns.

You're welcome to join us anytime for convivial company, good food, fascinating presentations and lively discussions. We encourage you to drop by up to two times as our guest. After that, if you'd like to attend meetings and talks, we ask that you either become a member, or make a donation of $10 per lecture.

To learn about other APT special events, workshops and speakers, see "UPCOMING" on this page, left.

 

 APT behind the scenes tour of Fort Mifflin

 

 APT TRAINING PROGRAM  

 

 

Beginning February 3, 2014, we are very pleased to offer our annual highly successful series of lectures on Philadelphia history and architecture, called "A Guide's View of Philadelphia." This nine week series is a wonderful overview  for new and seasoned guides or for anyone interested in the city's history. You don't need to be an APT member or even a guide to attend and you may attend single lectures or all nine. There's more information about our lecture series here on the 2014 Lecture Series page.

 

 APT PHILADELPHIA TOUR GUIDE CERTIFICATIONS

 

 

In 2011, APT began testing and certifying Philadelphia tour guides for basic knowledge of Philadelphia history, people and sites. As of March, 2014, APT has certified 142 men and women for guiding in the city of Philadelphia.

APT has also established a program to identify and certify Master Tour Guides. These are veteran guides who have progressed well beyond the level of basic competence, who can be depended upon to meet and exceed client expectations under any circumstances.

For more information about APT certification programs, or to apply for the Master Guide Program, visit the Certification page on this site.

 

 THE TOUR GUIDES HANDBOOK  

 

 

To promote high professional standards we have published a Tour Guides Handbook, an invaluable resource to anyone in the Philadelphia tourism industry.

For more information on the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides Handbook and CD see the Handbook page, or purchase a copy at the APT Store.

 

 FACEBOOK  

 

 

Do you want up to the minute APT news, comments and insights? Have something to share? Visit APT on Facebook  here. Worried about privacy? You don't even have to be a Facebook member to view our page.