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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: 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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Beautiful

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Smithdale, Mississippi
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Smithdale, Mississippi
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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4 reviews 4 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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32 reviews 32 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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136 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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23 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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 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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New Iberia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Shadows sits on Bayou Teche in downtown New Iberia. The home and gardens are beautiful. Make sure you see the video in the visitors center.

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Covington, Louisiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

If your in the area and have time its definitely worth a stop. Building is well preserved/restored like everyone says. Check the website for tour times and check out the inside of the house. Also if in the area pass by the house at night, very beautiful when at night when they light it up.

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