The Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides holds monthly meetings which feature a guest speaker on a topic of historical significance in Philadelphia or a field trip for a behind-the-scenes tour of a local historic site. Meetings are open to aspiring and working tour guides as well as anyone with an interest in Philadelphia-focused history. Attend one meeting for free and then it is $50 to join the association for the year or $10 per monthly meeting event. The association also organizes a low-cost weekend intensive every March with comprehensive lectures on Philadelphia's history from colonial times to present day and the '12-Hour, River to River, Vine to Pine GREAT TOUR' every fall which is free to members and open to the public for a low fee. If you love and want to learn more about this amazing, vibrant city of 'firsts' - the birthplace of the United States - please join us!