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Shadows on the Teche

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Address: 317 E Main St, New Iberia, LA 70560-3728
Phone Number: +1 318-369-6446
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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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Charming house, interesting history

We enjoyed our visit to Shadows and learned a lot about the house, the area and its history. The house and grounds are lovely and well looked after but the highlight was our tour... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our visit to Shadows and learned a lot about the house, the area and its history. The house and grounds are lovely and well looked after but the highlight was our tour guide who brought the whole experience alive with interesting stories and lively humour.

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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a property owned by the National Trust For Historic Preservation. It was restored by it's former owner William Weeks Hall and donated a few day before his death. He also donated all the original furniture, portraits, clothing and documents. This is truly a national treasure. The house is located on a one way street. It is on the... More 

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HONOLULU
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wifee and I first heard of this place from a Rouse's supermarket clerk who studies architecture. It was just a little out of our way, but so worth it. We had a personal guided tour of the house and was invited to stay and tour the grounds afterwards. Built on the banks of the Bayou Teche. The last owner had... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

A lovely 19th century mansion downtown in New Iberia. House has been restored, at least in part, and our tour guide was friendly and competent. Interesting slices of history reflected in the tour and the mansion itself. A good video introduction was shown before the tour as well. We paid for the tour, which we enjoyed, although we were disappointed... More 

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Galveston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Very interesting & informative tour in a wonderful little town. The Shadows stayed in the same family until the 50's and was then accepted into the National Trust.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Excellent location in downtown New Iberia! The home sits on the Bayou Teche, has beautiful grounds, the home is period antibellum, appropriately decorated in original items. Very enjoyable guide tour of the facility. We really enjoyed ourselves.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

A visitor to the plantations along the Great River Road in Louisiana is awed by the sight of Nottoway, Oak Alley, Evergreen, Destrehan, San Francisco and Houmas House. But Shadows-on-the-Teche in New Iberia is an architectural masterpiece on a whole other level. Built in 1834 on the banks of the Bayou Teche by sugarcane planter David Weeks, it is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed in New Iberia passing through from SA to NOLA. Shadows is a stunning building, and Audrey gave us a personal tour.

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New Iberia, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Shadows on the Teche is a great historical property with daily tours. Located on the banks of the Bayou Teche and in the heart of the historical district in New Iberia.

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New Iberia, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

The tour starts across the street with a video. A tour guide takes you across the street to the house and the tour is great. Afterwards you are welcomed to walk around the grounds.

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