• 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
Nov 1, 2014 to Nov 2, 2014

This living history weekend event will offer visitors a chance to witness some of the daily life experiences during the Civil War. Living history presenters will demonstrate clothing styles, weapons and military drills throughout the weekend event. The site will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Thanks to a generous donation by Iberia Preservation Alliance, the event will be FREE to the public on Saturday and Sunday. A schedule of daily activities should be available on this website by October 18, 2014

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

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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