The Mary Todd Lincoln Shopping Tour: When SoHo was Ladies Mile

Janes Walk

Led By JOHN SEMLAK, Guides Association of New York
Much has been made of Abraham Lincoln’s pivotal visit to speak at Cooper Union. But Mary Lincoln was probably a more frequent visitor to New York. Her shopping visits to New York to furnish the White House had a lasting impact. When she came the heart of New York’s shopping district was today’s SoHo – and several of the great emporia that she went to still stand. This in-person walk will explore the vibrant district she frequented.
Walk will be on NY city streets. It is handicapped accessible.
Location Information

RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.


Sunday, May 8, 2022
3:00 PM
Greater than 1 hour

Borough: Manhattan
Theme: History & Culture
Language: English
Flag for the Louis Vuitton store on Greene Street in SoHo. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Axel Tschentscher. Modifications: photo cropped.