• 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.



Nov 6, 2016
Each fall Beneath the Balconies has presented several performances on balconies along...
Nov 10, 2016
Evening Under the Oaks is scheduled for Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 7 p.m.  This annual...
Dec 5, 2016 to Dec 31, 2016
Dressed in its Christmas finery, the Shadows hosts merry-making tours from Monday, December 5...
Nearly a century after sugarcane planter, David Weeks, completes his stately home overlooking the Bayou Teche in 1834 ...
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.


9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. through Monday, October 31, 2016

Beginning Tuesday, November 1, 2016 hours change to 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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.