• 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
Jun 1, 2015 to Oct 3, 2015

Artist Lynda Frese's exhibit has been extended until October 3, 2015 at the Shadows Visitor Center at 320 E. Main Street New Iberia, Louisiana.  The Shadows Visitor Center is open from 9 AM to 5 PM from Monday through Saturday.   Shadows artist in residence Lynda Frese created sixteen works of art during her year-long residence at the Shadows from May 2014 to August 2015.  Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and by the National Trust for Historic Presentation, Ms. Frese explored life on a sugar cane plantation.  Ms.

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 ...
From the sweet olive trees to the expansive azalea blossoms, ginger lilies and magnolias ...


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.