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Shadows on the Teche

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Address: 317 E Main St, New Iberia, LA 70560-3728
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+1 318-369-6446
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:30

This restored and elegant Georgian mansion with its lovely gardens reflects...

This restored and elegant Georgian mansion with its lovely gardens reflects the southern plantation lifestyle during the 1800s.

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Shadows at the Tesche

Awesome tour. Our tour guide Audrey was very well versed on the history of the mansion. We learned so much about the history of the Civil War and its impact on the local people.

Reviewed 1 week ago
John S
Frisco, Texas
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Frisco, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome tour. Our tour guide Audrey was very well versed on the history of the mansion. We learned so much about the history of the Civil War and its impact on the local people.

Thank John S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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54 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I saw a segment years ago on A & E's "America's Castles" which featured this home. I didn't think I would get near enough to ever tour it. With a trip to Louisiana this month, I got the chance. The home is on the main drag in town which I wasn't expecting. I thought it was out in the middle... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Each house has its own history - this one did not disappoint. The story of the determination to save the rich history of this house is sad and happy at the same time.

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Here for the Dave Robicheaux Festival... our first evening event was a cochon de lait feast in the garden overlooking the Bayou Teche. We were greeted by a jazz band playing on the upstairs porch then second lining around the garden! Lovely to see the stately home such a central and alive part of this charming town! The view from... More 

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Houston, TX
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We greatly enjoyed our tour, but the second floor was unaccessible for my mother in a wheelchair. However, she was shown a video of the second floor and learned as much as we did with the live guide. The video of the family and area history was very informative and enjoyable.

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Helena, Montana
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Well worth your time to do a little history beforehand, bit not necessary. A must hear story about Mary Weeks Moore whose first husband who had traveled to Connecticut for an incurable disease and died before even living in the house. Taking the helm of her husband's sugar cane plantation before marrying Jonathon Moore, a judge and member of Congress.... More 

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Reviewed 12 March 2017

This was our 2nd visit to Shadows on the Teche. This year, we brought our friends who were visiting Louisiana. The tour of the mansion is very well conducted and the history was very interesting. The surrounding gardens are beautiful and well maintained.

Thank TexasLadyJane
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

We were here on a day that included an arts and crafts show, but the property itself is worth some time to tour and explore. be sure to also view the short film about the family, the cane business and the house.

Thank TXgarden
Kinston, North Carolina
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

A wonderful, beautiful place to visit full of history, The tour begins with a video that starts from the day the house was built to the day it was turned over for historical preservation. Most of the items in the house are original to the house including a dress that one of the children was wearing in her portrait. Even... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We came for the craft show an toured the house. The history is amazing on the building of the house. It's so nice to see history preserved for future generations.

1 Thank Michelle B

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