Philly's Vegetarian Pioneers
A 76-minute walking tour through Old City focusing on its vegetarian and vegan history. Attendees will see historic spots connected 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, and the story of that group along with others illustrates Philadelphia's groundbreaking role in American veg history. The distance traveled is about 1.3 miles.