• 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.

"Dock in Delcambre" by Phil Sandusky

"Dock in Delcambre" by Phil Sandusky

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Apr 6, 2018 to Apr 8, 2018
The official Books Along the Teche Literary Festival: Celebrating New Iberia, Dave...
Apr 22, 2018
Sunday, April 22nd from 11am to 2pm$50 per ticketJoin us for good food, music, and classic yard...
Nearly a century after sugarcane planter, David Weeks, completes his stately home overlooking the...
The Shadows makes the perfect setting for all your photographic needs.
About 85% of the objects including furniture, textiles and ceramics were in the home when Weeks...


10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday

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 at (337) 369-6446.

The Shadows-on-the-Teche is a private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and does not receive federal, state, parish, or city government funding.