New Year’s Day 2024: Veg History Walking Tour

Event Date:

January 1, 2024

Event Time:

1:00 pm

Event Location:

American Vegan Center

A 90-minute walking tour through Old City focusing on its vegetarian and vegan history, led by Vance Lehmkuhl. Attendees will see historic spots (most, unfortunately, lacking historical markers) tied to vegetarian pioneers such as Benjamin Lay, Ben Franklin, the Grimke sisters, Sylvester Graham, Bronson Alcott, Caroline Earle White, Peace Pilgrim, and Alfoncie Austin. Vegetarian advocacy officially launched in the U.S. in 1817 just one block from the American Vegan Center, and the story of that group along with others illustrates Philadelphia’s groundbreaking role in American veg history.

The tour departs from the steps of the American Vegan Center at 17 N. 2nd Street at 1 p.m. on Monday, January 1st, 2024.

Students and those facing financial hardship are welcome to select the “Student” price.


NOTE: Anyone registering for this tour by midnight on 12/31 can defer their admission for any scheduled tour in 2024 (which will be returning in March 2024 at a higher price).

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Event Location:

  • American Vegan Center
  • 17 N 2nd St
  • Philadelphia
  • PA
  • 19106
  • USA

Event Schedule Details

  • January 1, 2024 1:00 pm   -   2:30 pm
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