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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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This restored and elegant Georgian mansion with its lovely gardens reflects...

This restored and elegant Georgian mansion with its lovely gardens reflects the southern plantation lifestyle during the 1800s.

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Great tour of an historic mansion from early-mid 1800's

We spent at least hours here which included a short video before our guided tour of the mansion. Although the mansion is not very large it was interesting hearing the stories of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
KirkandNan
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Tomahawk, Wisconsin
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Tomahawk, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent at least hours here which included a short video before our guided tour of the mansion. Although the mansion is not very large it was interesting hearing the stories of the four generations of the family who lived here until 1958. The young tour guide was very good and enthusiastic. Definitely would recommend spending the time. There is... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Shadows on the Teche is one of New Iberia's top historic sites. The tour guides are very knowledgeable. The home and grounds are kept true to their original states.

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Thank Lisa B
New Orleans, LA
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70 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in New Iberia for a day of sightseeing and decided to make this one of our stops. We definitely were not disappointed. The property is on the National Trust for Historic Preservation and has an interesting history associated with it. Although we were only two in number, our tour guide spent time telling us the story of the... More 

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port charlotte,florida
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23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our movie and tour of this historic home. Our Guide was Marie and she was very knowledgeable on the history of the antebellum home and the history of the area. This home is well preserved with many of the original furnishings of the family who Originally built and owned the house. Highly recommend the house and garden... More 

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Palm Bay, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

My wife and I ended up having a private tour. The gal who showed us around was very knowledgeable and entertaining. It was a great way to spend some time.

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Hutchinson, Kansas
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

You watch a video telling you the background and history and then get a guided tour of this home, which was the closest plantation-style home to Breaux Bridge, LA, without going further southeast. Very beautiful grounds, although in a town, so not like you think of a plantation in the countryside with a long, tree-lined driveway. The tour guide was... More 

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North Augusta, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Tour is outstanding. Tour guide has exceptional knowledge and delivery. Original furnishings and "stuff" due to family being "pack rats" - original letters and notes allow refurbishing to be historically accurate

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Thank 1rbsmith
Pass Christian, Mississippi
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Definitely worth a visit. Not a particularly long tour, but some very interesting things. A highlight for me was a 150 year old portrait of an 8 yr old girl, and lying on the bed is the actual dress she wore in it. The dress looks brand new. Tours start across the street from the home. Suggest you watch the... More 

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2 Thank Satz789
Larose, Louisiana
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 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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2 Thank Lynn L
Houston, Texas
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54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

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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