This is the first National Trust for Historic Preservation® property in the Gulf South and one of the most famous antebellum homes in the South. Majestically overlooking Bayou Teche, the Shadows is located in New Iberia’s historic district. Wealthy planter David Weeks built the elegant sugar plantation home in 1834. This unique architectural treasure is filled with original furnishings, textiles, paintings, and books. Celebrities such as Walt Disney, Cecil B. DeMille, Henry Miller, and Tex Ritter have all been guests at the Shadows-on-the-Teche.
Latitude: 30.004445 Longitude: -91.815609 Elevation: 20 ft
Hours OpenMon-Sat 9AM-5PM. Tours begin 15 minutes past the hour. Last tour at 4:15 p.m.
Time Period Represented1830s-1860s + 1930s-40s art studio and gardens of Weeks Hall, last private owner.
Seasons OpenOpen year-round, guided tours Monday through Saturday. Closed Sundays & Major Holidays.
Free parking is available on the street in front of the house in the gravel lot on its west side (Weeks Street), or in the Visitor Center lot located across Main Street from the Shadows.