Saturday, December 23rd: Veg History Walking Tour

Event Date:

December 23, 2023

Event Time:

12:00 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 noon on Saturday, December 23rd.

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

NOTE: The AVC is officially closed on 12/23, but will be open to tour attendees. In this instance, tour must be registered at least 90 minutes in advance. Thank you.

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Event Location:

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

Event Schedule Details

  • December 23, 2023 12:00 pm   -   1:30 pm
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