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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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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Leisure education, Dining
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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Antebellum New Iberia

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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151 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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Cape Charles, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Enjoyed this tour of historic home. Located on the river, nice visitor center with short film followed by personalized tour. Beautiful grounds and after tour were allowed to walk around on our own.

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north west england
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Pulling into a deserted car park we were a little dubious but the lady in reception made us most welcome and was extremely informative about the whole area. After a few minutes wait sat on the porch the tour started with just 4 of us. We went over the road to the house itself where our guide told us about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We enjoyed learning about the Weeks family and their descendants. The home is beautifully restored and staff is knowledgeable about the history. One price for the home and garden. Family is buried on the property. Steep stairs so if you have problems with mobility, take care.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Take a walk back into time where life as a plantation owner is explained and displayed by a friendly staff of local historians eager to answer all of your questions. See one families home and possessions and be amazed at their way of life in that period. Learn how they kept staff to cook and clean and babysit and even... More 

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New Iberia, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I absolutely love the Shadows...I live in New Iberia but still bring my kids on the tour just to enjoy the history. The guides are very friendly and informative.

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Additional Information about Shadows on the Teche

Address: 317 E Main Street, New Iberia, LA 70560
Phone Number: 318 369 6446
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Iberia
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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