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Shadows on the Teche

317 E Main St, New Iberia, LA 70560-3728
+1 337-369-6446
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Incredible!

I found out about this treasure after doing a search for Civl War sites in Louisiana. It's located... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Townsend_Flash
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Olympia
Great place

Very nice plantation house. 85% of the furnishings are original. The plantations i'm used to only... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
metflorita
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Bradenton, Florida, United States
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Located in New Iberia’s Main Street District, set among towering live oak trees draped with Spanish moss on the banks of Bayou Teche, The Shadows, built in 1834 for sugar planter David Weeks, paints a vivid picture of life for the four generations...more
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317 E Main St, New Iberia, LA 70560-3728
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found out about this treasure after doing a search for Civl War sites in Louisiana. It's located in New Iberia. Our tour leader was a lady named Marie. She did a wonderful job of relating the history of the plantation and family who built...More

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Jayd B, Public Relations Manager at Shadows on the Teche, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the glowing review! I am glad you enjoyed your visit to the Shadows. I will pass your remarks on to Marie.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice plantation house. 85% of the furnishings are original. The plantations i'm used to only seem to have period correct furniture reproductions. Housed was lived in by the original owner/builders gggrandson who was an artist and passed away in 1958. The tour was giving...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Trees that have been there for hundreds of years, covered in graceful Spanish moss, right on the Bayou Teche, make this a great stop in New Iberia. The town is a throwback to the 30s and 40s. Worth an afternoon.

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Beautiful old plantation home, respectfully restored and maintained. Guide (volunteer) was knowledgable and entertaining. Furniture also beautiful and apparently most is original to the home. After the tour, a cocktail and snack of boudin and gumbo is served on the lawn by the Bayou Teche...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We were totally intrigued by the red brick home on the main street of New Iberia. It was a unique antebellum home with character and charm I had never seen before. Smaller than Oak Alley and Madewood, it felt more personal. Perhaps, this is because...More

Thank C Marshall T
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

This was the 1st of 6 plantations we visited in 3 days. It was a wonderful informative in-site as to how they lived during that era in our History. Beautifully restored and maintained and the grounds were very nice.

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

My son and I visited this 1836 house on a spring break trip to Cajun country. The furnishings are almost entirely original and extremely well restored. Our guide was very knowledgeable and took her time showing us all around. The grounds on the bayou were...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

This was a great tour of the Shadows on Bayou Teche. I love that the home is still in great condition with so much of the original furnishings.

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

The tour was very nice. Not overly long, but my husband and I were the only two. Our tour guide was very nice and informative. The grounds all though not overly big are very well kept. If in the area its a great way to...More

Thank Christina B
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

I am a volunteer for the Shadows and I give tours in French. The Shadows is a plantation home which was built in the 1820's. The video and tour of the home is great!

Thank Nelwyn H
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Response from Sandra D | Reviewed this property |
The first tour starts around 9 or 9:30 am and the last tour starts about 4:15. However you would want to go early enough to have plenty of time to look around the ground on your own.
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