• 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 EVENTS

Aug 9, 2016 to Aug 30, 2016
Shadows guide training will be offered on Tuesdays beginning Tuesday, August 9 at 5:...
Sep 21, 2016 to Sep 24, 2016
Specially focused sugar tour of the Shadows in honor of former Site Council Chair Pete deGravelles...
Sep 22, 2016
Farm Fest, a new event for the Shadows on Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 6 to 9 PM.  The...
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 ...
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

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 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.