• 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.

Due to weather forecast of icy conditions, we will be closed January 16th. We plan to reopen January 17th at normal operating hours.

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

Click here to learn more about the Plein Air Painting Competition.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Mar 3, 2018
Shadows Arts & Crafts Fair
Saturday, March 3rd from 9am to 4pm. Admission is $5.00 for ages 12 and over and $3.00 for...
Mar 10, 2018 to Mar 16, 2018
2017 First Place Painting "Overcast Day" by Mary Monk
Saturday, March 10 through Saturday, March 16, 2018Throughout the week, juried artists will be...
Mar 14, 2018
Mount Washington by Erik Koeppel
Wednesday, March 14th at 7:30 pmProgram is FREE to attendErik Koeppel, this year's Plein Air...
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...
Nearly a century after sugarcane planter, David Weeks, completes his stately home overlooking the...

Tours

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.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Shadows-on-the-Teche's Charley program! Over the past four decades, thousands of people have been a part of this education program and everyone of them has a story. We want to hear yours! Click here to tell us your Charley story!