• 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
Dec 8, 2014 to Dec 23, 2014

Tours focusing on holiday celebrations at a South Louisiana sugar plantation will be presented at the Shadows beginning December 8, 2014. Holiday decorations which reflect the period prior to the Civil War will be on display through January 3, 2015. Regular hours and admissions apply from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday through Saturday. The Shadows will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

From the sweet olive trees to the expansive azalea blossoms, ginger lilies and magnolias ...
The Shadows makes the perfect setting for all your photographic needs.

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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