SoHo and the Cast Iron District Tour

What to expect
  • Explore NYC’s famously trendy SoHo (South of Houston) district during a three-hour guided tour
  • Enjoy insights into the incredible architecture, specifically cast iron architecture, and history of SoHo from an architect or historian
  • Check out landmark sites in SoHo, including galleries, boutiques, and department stores
  • Immerse yourself in one of NYC’s long-prospering neighborhoods during an educational stroll
Think NYC is just so-so? Get to know SoHo!

Today a hip stomping ground offering fashionable boutiques and galleries, SoHo has a long and varied history, during which it has served as an upper class residential neighborhood, a red light district, and a producer of luxury textiles.

You’ll tour these iconic grounds with an architect or architectural historian, enjoying a detailed look at the buildings and remnants that serve as a visual storytelling device of its rich, 200-hundred year history.

Things kick off on Greene Street, where you’ll examine the rise of the textile industry in the mid-19th century and how the neighborhood’s cast iron architecture played a role in the rise. Then you’ll head to Spring Street, where the former studios of luminary artists such as Donald Judd, Philip Glass, and Twyla Tharp still stand, amongst several contemporary galleries and boutiques that today are among the city’s most innovative spaces.

Arriving at Broadway, you’ll end our tour with a look at the department store culture that has been shifting SoHo’s economic landscape in recent years, before checking out the famed E.V. Haughwout and Little Singer Buildings, both incredible examples of the neighborhood’s cast iron legacy.

It should be quite a constructive experience!

Note: There is a 2 person minimum to book this activity and a 6 person maximum. Please inform vendor of any mobility concerns.
Key Highlights
Price $85.00 per guest
Duration / Session 3 hours
# Sessions 1
Cancellation notice must be provided at least 48 hours in advance in order to receive a 85% refund.

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