• 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.

"Dock in Delcambre" by Phil Sandusky

"Dock in Delcambre" by Phil Sandusky

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Sep 21, 2017
Thursday, September 21st from 4pm to 8:30pm. Admission is $10 for the entire family. FREE for...
Oct 7, 2017
Twice a year, the Shadows hosts more than 100 vendors selling their hand-crafted items.  From...
Nov 11, 2017
Photographer and film-maker James Edmunds will offer tips and techniques for getting terrific...
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.
From the sweet olive trees to the expansive azalea blossoms, ginger lilies and magnolias ...
The Shadows makes the perfect setting for all your photographic needs.

Tours

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday

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 at 337-369-6446.