• 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.

Weeks Hall designed the visitors’ view the same way in which he created a painting. As you walk down the curving aspidistra path both the front and side of the Shadows is visible. The path heightened the experience until the house is revealed at the end.

Path from gardens to The Shadows

Each garden statue on the property depicts a season of the year. During the passing decades, the statues have been cleaned and restored several times due to hurricane and other weather damages.

Spring after the Vandalism

The Shadows Spring Statue

The most recent restoration work was in response to the April 2010 vandalism on the property.

This cast stone statue (Spring) suffered the most damage. Vandals caused over $50,000 of damage to the Shadows and gardens. Luckily, they were unsuccessful in entering the historic house. The case remains unsolved. 

Shadows statue is restored

The statue was restored and is once again on display.

Funding for this exhibit made possible by a grant supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.