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

Janes Walk

Led By John Semlak

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 virtual walk will explore her visits and the vibrant district she frequented.


This is a virtual walk. It is best viewed on a desktop/laptop but a mobile device is adequate.

Location Information

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


Thursday, May 6, 2021
6:00 PM
Less than one hour

Borough: Manhattan
Theme: History & Culture
Platform: On Zoom
Language: English