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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
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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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It's beautiful!

This was my second visit. My first was when I was a kid. I had vague memories but knew I wanted to visit again. The preservation is phenomenal. The tour guide was a sweet lady... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
BayouBekah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was my second visit. My first was when I was a kid. I had vague memories but knew I wanted to visit again. The preservation is phenomenal. The tour guide was a sweet lady that answered all of our questions for the small group. It's a definite stop if you are in New Iberia. This is a wonderful piece... More 

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see in New Iberia and is definitely the one antebellum home you want to tour. Not only beautiful but the tour is informative, interesting and historically accurate.

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Thank drmarge
Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The mansion is beautiful. It is quite unique, in that is has a lot of original pieces still in it. Many other plantations were burned or looted, so most open for tours have reproduction pieces. It is on a gorgeous spot next to the bayou. The property is full of moss-draped live oak. There are many wonderful photo ops outside,... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a reasonable price there's a video in an air-conditioned room in a building across the street, followed by a guided tour of a remarkable house, which stayed in the hands of one family from 1834 to 1958. Plenty of history and interesting items. Unlike many other homes. Since this one stayed in the family for so long, almost all... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour guide was friendly and her love of history was quite evident. She was pleasant made the tour enjoyable by pointing things out about the families that had occupied the place. The wife and I believe the tour was worth experiencing especially in a place such as New Iberia, Louisiana. We didn't have high expectations and our expectations after... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

This wasn't a tourist trap, rather, a snapshot of time preserved and shown to us with so much information and knowledge by a delightful guide (Kimberley?). What a place. Standing on the waters edge really did take you back, could practically see the steam boat ambling down. QR code self guided tour was great. Only feedback would be that an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Our guide was very informative, let us take our time, encouraged questions. The house was beautiful & the grounds were as well. Enjoyed being able to wander the grounds on our own.

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Thank Zoe S
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

This place was able to preserve all sorts of original documents and items original to the family. The guides were friendly and our tour guide of the house was very knowledgeable and helpful. This is a treasure of New Iberia.

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Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This stately plantation house was the most accurate restoration we saw during our tour of 8 of Louisiana's loveliest! The furnishings are nearly all original. The gardens are very pretty. The tour guides were excellent and well informed. Don't miss this plantation if you are ever near it!

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Thank eephour
United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Took the tour on a rainy day, so just the two of us and a guide. Parking is behind the visitor center, tour fee is $10.50pp or discounts for seniors, AAA, military. There is a short film telling the history of the Weeks family and their sugarcane plantation. This is a historic house left by the last surviving family member... More 

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