• 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.

The Shadows-on-the-Teche will be closed two weeks for plaster work in January 2017.  The site will be closed from January 9 through January 22, 2017.  The site will REOPEN on Monday, January 23 at 10:00 a.m. with its regular hours. 



Jan 9, 2017 to Jan 22, 2017
The Shadows will close for two weeks for regular plaster maintenance. The dates the site will close...
Mar 4, 2017
The Shadows will host the Spring Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday, March 4, 2017.  The event...
Mar 11, 2017 to Mar 18, 2017
The Shadows-on-the-Teche will host its annual plein air artist competition from Saturday, March 11...
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 Hall bequeathed his property to the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1958.
Nearly a century after sugarcane planter, David Weeks, completes his stately home overlooking the Bayou Teche in 1834 ...


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 - 337-369-6446.