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Shadows on the Teche

Address: 317 E Main Street, New Iberia, LA
Phone Number: 318 369 6446
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in New Iberia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Leisure education, Dining
Owner description: This restored and elegant Georgian mansion with its lovely gardens reflects the southern plantation...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Leisure education, Dining
Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: This restored and elegant Georgian mansion with its lovely gardens reflects the southern plantation lifestyle during the 1800s.

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English first
San Marcos, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Think about it----building a house like this on the banks of the bayou---making all of the bricks on-site and the docent was a living history book of times gone by. She just added to the flavor of the tour and it felt like you had just been transported back in time. If you are in the area, make it a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

Excellent tour guide who was born and raised in New Iberia - when asked if she was born in Louisiana she said I was born here and intend to die here. This is my home She did a great tour and seemed very proud of the home and history They also have several graves on the property from family descendants.

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Ennis
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

When we went to visit Shadows on the Teche there was an arts and crafts fair in the garden, which was an added bonus. The people in charge of the organisation were very friendly and the guided tour was informative and interesting. The house still has some authentic furniture. Worth a visit.

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Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I'd been to Shadows a couple times before 15-20 years ago, but clearly a lot of new research utilizing the trunksful of primary historical letters and records from the family that lived in the home for 4 generations painted a very different view of the home and its occupants. Our tour guide Elaine (Helaine?) was very knowledgeable and wove stories... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

Well restored/preserved old home. Gardens are very nice. Most have been something when it was new. Interesting story. Watch out for snakes. We only saw a tiny one, but my wife pooped herself when she saw it.

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Graham, Texas
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15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I am in Louisiana for a conference and this was included in a field trip. I enjoyed seeing the beautiful home and learning about the history. The people working in the information center were wonderful - they did a great job with our large group.

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New Iberia, Louisiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The house was build by a family who made sugar from sugarcane. You can see sugar cane all over the parish. The tour is great and the people are very friendly. There is always something blooming in the garden! The pictures of the outside feel as if you have stepped back in time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great to see how people use to live and most of all the history they have preserved. The ground are beautiful.

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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

All the history and facts were so interesting. I learned a lot of little known facts about Louisiana.

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DeRidder, Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My husband and I took this tour and really enjoyed it. The guide was very informative and the grounds are beautiful.

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