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Shadows on the Teche

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Address: 317 E Main St, New Iberia, LA 70560-3728
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+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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This is an amazing, beautiful house built in the 1830s. They take you on tour after a quick introductory video and show you the entire house. The gardens are wonderful, and there... read more

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Springhill, Louisiana
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a nice place, but not really much of a show case. The grounds were very nice, but small. It had a good view of the Bayou Teche.

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Thank lanelson2016
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The house and grounds are amazing but we were disappointed in the way our tour guide rushed through the tour. If you visit, make sure they don't have any venues booked in the gardnes. Overall she did a good job but feel she rushed us through to accommodate the other venue they had on the grounds.

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Thank Adam C
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an amazing, beautiful house built in the 1830s. They take you on tour after a quick introductory video and show you the entire house. The gardens are wonderful, and there is so much history in this house. We loved hearing about Mary and the the Union soldiers living on her grounds during the Civil War. A truly wonderful... More 

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Thank Emilie B
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the flowers and the alligators and in spring they're is a egret nesting point pets aloud on leash

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Thank Snuffles M
Phoenix
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549 reviews
200 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful French colonial mansion located on the Bayou Teche. You park and purchase tickets ACROSS Main Street and then walk over to the mansion. There is a short film in the visitor center/gift shop before the tour. One of the most interesting things about the home is that 85 percent of the furnishings are original even through... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Awesome tour. Our tour guide Audrey was very well versed on the history of the mansion. We learned so much about the history of the Civil War and its impact on the local people.

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Thank John S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I saw a segment years ago on A & E's "America's Castles" which featured this home. I didn't think I would get near enough to ever tour it. With a trip to Louisiana this month, I got the chance. The home is on the main drag in town which I wasn't expecting. I thought it was out in the middle... More 

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Thank Jeno58
Jackson, Mississippi
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112 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Each house has its own history - this one did not disappoint. The story of the determination to save the rich history of this house is sad and happy at the same time.

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Thank Coonie_72
Denver, Colorado
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40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Here for the Dave Robicheaux Festival... our first evening event was a cochon de lait feast in the garden overlooking the Bayou Teche. We were greeted by a jazz band playing on the upstairs porch then second lining around the garden! Lovely to see the stately home such a central and alive part of this charming town! The view from... More 

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Thank cfineran
Houston, TX
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41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We greatly enjoyed our tour, but the second floor was unaccessible for my mother in a wheelchair. However, she was shown a video of the second floor and learned as much as we did with the live guide. The video of the family and area history was very informative and enjoyable.

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