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.
Tours focusing on holiday celebrations at a South Louisiana sugar plantation will be presented at the Shadows beginning December 8, 2014. Holiday decorations which reflect the period prior to the Civil War will be on display through January 3, 2015. Regular hours and admissions apply from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday through Saturday. The Shadows will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.