• 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
Oct 25, 2014

The Shadows hosts an Iberia Parish Library Halloween story-telling event called Terror-on-the-Teche. The event will take place on Saturday, October 25 at 7 PM and this year's storyteller will be Sherry T. Broussard. This is a family event and children and families are encouraged to costume for the program. Tickets are $5.00 and non-refundable. Tickets may be purchased at Iberia Parish Library and the Shadows Visitor Center beginning October 1. In case of rain, the program will be held at Iberia Parish Library on E. Main Street.

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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