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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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Very Historic Home

This was a lovely historic home to visit. The items that were original to the home made the tour so interesting. A true look into life in the 1800's. The house and grounds are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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El Paso, Texas
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El Paso, Texas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This was a lovely historic home to visit. The items that were original to the home made the tour so interesting. A true look into life in the 1800's. The house and grounds are both worth touring. We spent several hours wandering the grounds after the tour. Our tour guide was great, she gave a great tour and answered all... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A wonderful historic 1800's mansion. The best part, other than the sweet young lady that gave the tour was that the furnishings were all authentic to the home. Beautiful grounds.

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Smithdale, Mississippi
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Tour guide was great.. Gave a good tour, answered all our questions.. Very pretty grounds, and home..

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A glimpse into history, appreciated the humane behavior of the Yankees. Enjoyed freedom to wander the grounds, take photos.

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Asheboro, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This tour started with a short film before going to the main house. The film and tour guide explained with great detail about the history of the home and the family whom lived there. You get to see many of the rooms and most of the things are original to the house. After you tour the home you are free... More 

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New Iberia, Louisiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Tour this historic site to get a taste of what a 19th century tie house living was like. Artifacts include what a lady of the house would have for medical treatments of the time, maintaining a well-sticker kitchen, and more. Any student of any age would enjoy the tour with the docent.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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138 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Nicely designed house on the banks of the Bayou Teche, former plantation house now reduced to a single block. Still retains it's original furnishings, it has stairs, so be warned. Interesting story of the family who;s house it was, lot's of famous guests stayed there.

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Fresno, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

A bit off the main roads to New Iberia, it's worth the trip for those who want to find the rare antebellum plantation home that has not been redesigned and still has it's original furnishings. All rooms are still accessed by having to go outdoors, which was an old design for hot/humid climates before electricity. The tour starts in the... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Walking tour with stairs... relatively small house but a great tour that includes the house, grounds, cemetery and the bayou in the backyard

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Seattle, Washington
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112 reviews 112 reviews
29 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This was the only plantation tour on our recent LA road trip, but it was a good one. We kind of stumbled upon it while driving through New Iberia, but it was such a nice way to spend a couple of hours and learn much about some local families. The current grounds seem relatively small, but impressive none the less.... More 

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