• 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
Sep 22, 2014 to Sep 26, 2014

To celebrate the significance of sugar in the Shadows history and the continued importance of the sugar industry in the region today, the Shadows will present tours focusing on the historic sugar industry during the week of the Sugarcane Festival. Tours will begin on Monday, September 22 and continue daily. Regular admission rates apply. This sugar tour presentation will conclude on Friday, September 26, 2014. Tours will begin at the Shadows Visitor Center starting at 9:15 a.m. and occur hourly with the last tour of the day starting at 4:15 p.m.

Nearly a century after sugarcane planter, David Weeks, completes his stately home overlooking the Bayou Teche in 1834 ...
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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