• 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.

Closed today Monday, August 15, 2016

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 EVENTS

Aug 30, 2016
The final session of Shadows Guide Training will begin in the Shadows Visitor Center at 5:15.
Sep 21, 2016 to Sep 24, 2016
Specially focused sugar tour of the Shadows in honor of former Site Council Chair Pete deGravelles...
Sep 22, 2016
The Shadows will partner with the Sugar Cane Festival Association to host Farm Fest on Thursday,...
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 ...
About 85% of the objects including furniture, textiles and ceramics were in the home when Weeks Hall bequeathed his property to the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1958.

Tours

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Guided tours begin 15 minutes past the hour, beginning at the Shadows 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.