• 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
Apr 11, 2015 to Apr 18, 2015

The Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air Juried Competition will take place from April 11 through April 18, 2015.  Mr. Phil Sandusky will judge the works of participating artists which must be begun on Saturday, April 11 and then completed and turned in by Thursday, April 16th.  

On Thursday, April 16, Mr. Sandusky will demonstrate the principles of painting plein air for all interested artists.   The attached image is Mr. Sandusky's recent painting of the Shadows painted in the plein air style.  The demonstration will be open to any artists who would like to attend. 

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


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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