• 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

Click here to learn more about the Plein Air Painting Competition.


Jun 18, 2018 to Jun 22, 2018
Shadows History Camp
It's time for the annual Shadows History Camp! Campers will learn about 19th century life in...
Sep 27, 2018
Farm Fest
Thursday, September 27th from 4pm to 8:30pm. Admission is $10 for the entire family. FREE for...
Oct 6, 2018
Shadows Arts and Crafts Fair
Saturday, October 6th from 9am to 4pm. Admission is $5.00 for ages 12 and over and $3.00 for...
The Shadows makes the perfect setting for all your photographic needs.
Nearly a century after sugarcane planter, David Weeks, completes his stately home overlooking the...


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.

The Shadows-on-the-Teche is a private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and does not receive federal, state, parish, or city government funding.