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317 East Main Street, New Iberia, LA 70560, USA

This 1834 plantation home and gardens on the banks of Bayou Teche was home to the Weeks family for four generations before becoming a National Trust site in 1958. Letters found in trunks in the attic provide documentation for tours, which give an authentic picture of life on a Louisiana sugar plantation, particularly during the Civil War years and the 1863 occupation of the site.


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The Shadows is located at 317 E. Main Street, New Iberia, LA at the intersection of Highways 14 & 182. Only 30 minutes southeast of Lafayette using either US Hwy. 90 or Hwy. 182. A 1-1/2 hour drive from Baton Rouge on I-10 to US 90 & Hwy 14. It is 2 hours from New Orleans following US 90 to Hwy. 14.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, information, handicapped access, gift shop, tours, museum.

Regular Events

November: Civil War encampment.

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Admission Fee

Adults $10.00, seniors $8.00, students $6.50


Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 4:30pm; Tours begin 15 minutes past the hour



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