For Immediate Release
Brittany Racca
(337) 365-1540
(888) 942-3742
Shadows Sugar Story
After-Hours Tour
NEW IBERIA, La. --- Explore the Shadows Sugar Story in a special after-hours tour experience on Thursday, September 12 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Delve into the early history of the sugar industry in southern Louisiana on the Pete deGravelles Sugar Tour, created to honor Mr. deGravelles, a former Shadows Advisory Council chair who remained active in the sugar industry throughout his career. After your tour, enjoy sweets and drinks made with local sugar products as you stroll through the gardens.

Admission is $17.50 and includes drinks and food. Tickets can be purchased online and at The Shadows Visitor Center. Tour will be offered at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tour time must be selected at time of purchase. Limited tickets available.

Please contact the Shadows-on-the-Teche with any questions, or for additional information, at (337) 369-6446.

All funds raised from this event will help to support the ongoing preservation and maintenance of The Shadows-on-the-Teche.

About the Shadows-on-the-Teche:
The Shadows-on-the-Teche, National Trust for Historic Preservation site, opened to the public in 1961 with the mission to preserve the buildings, landscape, collections, and historical integrity of the site; to research and interpret through education programs a 19th century southern Louisiana plantation economy and community and their evolution; and to encourage an appreciation of and interest in historic preservation. The Shadows and the National Trust are not-for-profit organizations that are responsible for their own operating budgets and receive no federal funding. In addition, the Shadows does not receive funding from state, parish, or city government. The site supports itself through admissions, special programs and events, and donations to the Friends of the Shadows. For more information, visit

The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official parish marketing agency promoting New Iberia, Avery Island, Jefferson Island, Jeanerette, Loreauville and Delcambre as a destination. Marketing programs target leisure travelers, business travelers, media, entertainment industry, and the travel trade including group tour planners, meeting planners, sports planners and special event planners. The bureau operates a parish welcome center in New Iberia.
For more information on parish events and tourism assets, call the bureau at 337-365-1540 or visit