317 E. Main St.
New Iberia, LA 70560- Map It
Phone: (337) 369-6446

AAA Editor Notes

Shadows-on-the-Teche is at 317 E. Main St. (SR 182). Built in 1834 by David Weeks, a prominent sugar planter, this white-pillared mansion remained in the family for four generations. A door in the art studio bears autographs of the guests of great-grandson William Weeks Hall, including those of D.W. Griffith, Cecil B. DeMille and Henry Miller. The gardens are filled with azaleas, camellias and huge, moss-draped live oaks.</br>Tours begin at the visitor center, which is located across the street at 320 E. Main St. The center also offers an introductory film and changing art exhibits.</br>Guided tours are available. </br>
House and gardens $10.50; $9.50 (active military with ID); $8.50 (ages 65+); $6.75 (ages 6-17). Gardens only $8.50; $6.50 (ages 65+); $4.75 (ages 6-17).
Hours: Visitor center Mon.-Sat. 10-4. Guided tours are given Mon.-Sat. 10:15-3:15. Closed major holidays. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 1 hour minimum.