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Shadows on the Teche

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Address: 317 E Main Street, New Iberia, LA 70560
Phone Number: 318 369 6446
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Dining, Leisure education
Description: This restored and elegant Georgian mansion with its lovely gardens...
This restored and elegant Georgian mansion with its lovely gardens reflects the southern plantation lifestyle during the 1800s.
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A beautiful tour & grounds. I recommend stopping here. There is a film to watch in the building/store about the history

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Larose, Louisiana
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Larose, Louisiana
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

A beautiful tour & grounds. I recommend stopping here. There is a film to watch in the building/store about the history

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Shadows on the Teche was built prior to the Civil War, survived the war intact even though occupied by Union forces during the war, and remained in the family until gifted to the heritage society. Unique in structure, there are no internal stairs between floors and no "dog run" or breezeway. The grounds take you back to the past, when... More 

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decatur ga
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Southern Louisiana style antebellum mansion with most living quarters upstairs and workspace downstairs. The last descendant had many famous visitors such as Walt Disney. The beautiful moss draped grounds from which the grounds derive its name gave an old world feel to the house. Definitely worth a visit.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A very well preserved example of an old plantation house. Tours take place several times a day- details are available from the visitor centre across the road from the Shadows. There are some very interesting items of furniture and general household artifacts and the guides are very knowledgeable about the history of the building and the family who lived there.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Visited the house and grounds as we were passing through town. Tour begins across the street from the property. It begins with a video to give background and there are also some timeline displays regarding the family tree. Then you walk across the street with the guide to tour the house and property.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A quentissential Southern antebellum mansion fueled by profits from Sugar Cane production. Right in New Iberia so access & parking is easy. Nice pre-tour film sets the stage for the guided tour of Shadows. Bayou Teche flows slowly by just behind the plantation. Picturesque scenery & charm. You'll enjoy the visit.

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New Iberia, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The site is right downtown ...You are able to visit this historic landmark, and see and hear the history of this site and the surrounding area before and during during the Civil War up to today... Worth the trip

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Perkinston, MS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Visitor's center with nice bathrooms is across the road from Shadows where you buy your tickets, wait for the next tour, and can watch a short film. Young lady that gave the tour was very knowledgeable and liked answering questions. Amazing story of Widow Weeks taking over the running of the sugar plantation in a era when woman raised children... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great tour. The plantation is well preserved and the tour was informative about life at the plantation in the years before and during the Civil War. The tour guide was knowledgeable and pleasant. The grounds are quite lovely. It is notable that a large amount of the Weeks family papers were found in trunks in the attic after the property... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I highly recommend this tour. Beautiful house and story. Tour guides are very knowledgeable. Beautiful gardens to wonder through.

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