• 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 4, 2015

Dr. Joyce Jackson will present a program about the development of musical styles in South Louisiana from origins in Africa and Haiti. The program will be held at the Shadows Visitor Center at 320 E. Main Street in New Iberia, Louisiana on Thursday, June 4 at 6:00 PM. The program is free and open to the public. However, please call for a seating reservation by calling the Shadows at (337) 369-6446 or through email at shadows@shadowsontheteche.org. For more information about Dr. Jackson and her work, see the brief biography below.

The Shadows makes the perfect setting for all your photographic needs.
From the sweet olive trees to the expansive azalea blossoms, ginger lilies and magnolias ...
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.

Tours

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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