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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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English first
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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141 reviews 141 reviews
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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