• 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 16, 2015

On Wednesday, September 16th, at 3 p.m., the Shadows will host a gathering for its current volunteers.  Also anyone interested in becoming Shadows volunteers should also attend or contact the site if not available on that date. Potential volunteers can hear about the kinds of volunteer activities available from September through December 2015 at the Shadows. Calenders for fall events, programs and other activities will be posted when will allow volunteers to sign up for activities through December.   Volunteers are needed to assist with upcoming school and public programs.

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.
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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