• 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

Nov 15, 2018 to Dec 15, 2018
Sketch of The Shadows by William Weeks Hall
Thursday, November 15th through Saturday, December 15thExhibit of artwork from the Shadows Fall Art...
Dec 1, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Saturday, December 1st to Monday, December 31st, during normal operating hoursRegular Admission...
Mar 9, 2019 to Mar 16, 2019
Saturday, March 9th through Saturday, March 16th, 2019Throughout the week, juried artists will be...
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...

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.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation, which owns and operates the Shadows-on-the-Teche, is a private, non-profit organization. The Shadows does not receive funding from federal, state, parish, or city government. The site supports itself through admissions, special programs and events, and donations to the Friends of the Shadows.