• The Shadows is the first National Trust for Historic Preservation site in the Gulf South. The home and garden are as breathtaking as the history preserved here.

Located in New Iberia’s Main Street District, set among towering live oak trees draped with Spanish moss on the banks of Bayou Teche, The Shadows, built in 1834 for sugar planter David Weeks, paints a vivid picture of life for the four generations that made this property their home. The first National Trust for Historic Preservation site in the Gulf South, The Shadows is a Classic Revival-style home with a Louisiana Colonial floor plan and a garden that is as breathtaking as the history preserved here. Explore our site and visit soon.

             

Upcoming Event
Sep 17, 2014

Calling all volunteers with time and talent to dedicate to Shadows-on-the-Teche. Shadows volunteers will host an open house in which they will interact with any potential volunteers. A variety of tasks are available for people who wish to help. Plan to attend the event to learn the many ways people can share their time to benefit the Shadows and the community. The event will be held at the Shadows Visitor Center at 320 E. Main Street, New Iberia, LA on Wednesday, September 17 from 3-6 PM.

From the sweet olive trees to the expansive azalea blossoms, ginger lilies and magnolias ...
Nearly a century after sugarcane planter, David Weeks, completes his stately home overlooking the Bayou Teche in 1834 ...

Tours

Tours 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Guided tours begin 15 minutes past the hour, beginning at the visitor center, 320 East Main Street, across the street from The Shadows. The Visitor Center features a museum shop, orientation film and exhibits. The majority of the site is accessible to persons with limited mobility. Closed major holidays. Please call for the most updated details - 337-369-6446.

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