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Louisiana Travel | Places to Visit: Shadows-on-the-Teche

 

Shadows-on-the-Teche

The red brick, white-columned Classic Revival and Louisiana Colonial mansion was built in 1834 by wealthy sugar planter David Weeks and his wife, Mary.  A property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, it is the only National Trust Historic House Museum and Gardens in Louisiana.  Shadows-on-the-Teche is Louisiana’s most extensively documented and authentically restored structure of the early 19th century.  The mansion is filled with original furniture, textiles, paintings and books.

More than 17,000 Weeks family papers help to paint a vivid picture of plantation life for both the Weeks family and their slaves.  The papers tell the story of their life from the splendor of antebellum days to occupation of the residence by Union Troops during the Civil War.

Located in New Iberia’s historic district overlooking Bayou Teche, the plantation house sits on 2-1/2 acres of gardens with towering live oaks draped in Spanish moss, azaleas, camellias, magnolias, crepe myrtles, gingers, and wisteria.

Shadows-on-the-Teche
317 East Main Street
New Iberia, Louisiana
337-369-6446
http://shadowsontheteche.wordpress.com

 

 

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