• 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.


Call to Plein Air Artists!

The Inaugural Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air Competition will take place from Saturday April 11th through Saturday April 18th, 2015.

Deadline for Plein Air Artists’ Entry Submissions: February 25, 2015.  Deadline extended due to Mardi Gras holiday!

For details about participating in the event, please click here .  For a Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air Artist Application Form click here.  The application form must accompany submitted art.






Upcoming Event
Mar 7, 2015

The Shadows-on-the-Teche will host 100 artists and artisans who will sell their art and other hand-crafted items on Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5.00 for adults.  Children 6 and over pay $3.00.  Ages 5 and under are admitted free.  On that Saturday, the general admission fee includes a special- focused tour of the Shadows.  Food and drink are available for purchase.

Nearly a century after sugarcane planter, David Weeks, completes his stately home overlooking the Bayou Teche in 1834 ...
The Shadows makes the perfect setting for all your photographic needs.
From the sweet olive trees to the expansive azalea blossoms, ginger lilies and magnolias ...


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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