317 E. Main Street, New Iberia, LA 70560 - United States




Located in New Iberia’s Main Street District, the Shadows-on-the-Teche holds many layers of history in its walls and gardens. Built for wealthy sugar planters, Mary and David Weeks, the house remained in the same family for four generations. As a former plantation home, the story of the Shadows is as much about the hundreds of enslaved men, women, and children who lived and labored at the site as it is about the Weeks family. Their experiences, as well as those of their descendants, profoundly shape the house’s history and legacy.


The house is currently closed for tours. The gardens are open for self guided walking tours, which include 6 story boards that provide additional information on the people who lived and worked on the plantation, as well as images from the archives and collections.

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