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Shadows on the Teche

317 E Main Street, New Iberia, LA
318 369 6446
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Ranked #2 of 8 attractions in New Iberia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Leisure education, Dining
Description: This restored and elegant Georgian mansion with its lovely gardens reflects the southern plantation lifestyle during the 1800s.
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DeRidder, Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We all enjoyed this tour very much! We meaning my husband, two 15 year olds, and 6 year old. The stair case entrance on the side was interesting and the history was great. My 6 year old still talks about this plantation home. The grounds were gorgeous and we'll maintained.

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Metairie, Louisiana
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The home is beautiful and is very accurate. Many of the items, while not original, were made to look like it did when Ms. Mary Moore owned it. Our tour guide was very friendly.

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Pineville, Louisiana
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Very beautiful and well worth the time. The grounds were so gorgeous. I would have loved to have a picnic, or at least a glass of wine or cup of tea on the lawn. We took our two pre-teen grandsons and even they thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Had to pull them away from the bayou! All they needed was a... More

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Los Angeles, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

If you're in New Iberia this seems to be a highlight, but in truth it's only moderately interesting compared to other plantation home tours like Houmas House or Laura on the River Road. The house and grounds are a bit run down -- the guide complained about a lack of funds from the Preservation Society -- but they are fairly... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I have visited this Antebellum home many times. I always enjoy the tour and will probably do this one again if I'm ever in the area.

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Arlington, Virginia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
40 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We were not too thrilled about this and the $10 tour price reflected this. Normal plantation homes are $20. The location on Main street in New Iberia makes it easy to get too and also walk around town after the tour. The house was small. The visitor's center is opposite the home and our our guide was an older super-strict... More

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Glensted Mo
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104 reviews 104 reviews
37 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We were first time vacationers in southern Louisiana, The Shadows was recommended to us by a guide at another historic site. We were vary pleased. There is a visitor center with a historic video and local art and then the actual Plantation. The Plantation site is across the street. There is a tour guide that does an outstanding job of... More

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Hammond, Louisiana
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

When one thinks of antebellum plantations, the Great River Road along the Mississippi River in Louisiana, usually comes to mind. Yet the small town of New Iberia on the banks of Bayou Teche boasts one of Louisiana's not to be missed homes. It is very well preserved and the local guide, an eighty-seven year old lady, was delightful. The home... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
20 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We were so lucky to have Adam Foreman as our local tour guide with Allonsa Lafayette give us the tour of this home. I had not been here in a decade and it's even better than I remembered it. Make this a must stop just to hear the story of the last owner, but the building, grounds and historical data... More

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