For Immediate Release
Brittany Racca
(337) 365-1540
(888) 942-3742
Holiday Harvest Tours
NEW IBERIA, La. ---  The Shadows-on-the-Teche is now open for tours. Join the attraction for a new special seasonal tour, Shadows Holiday Harvest, and explore what the holiday season meant to both the Weeks family and those enslaved on the family’s plantations.

On tour, visitors will see the mantles dressed in greenery highlighted with fruits, nuts, and berries. Colorful decorations and antique toys juxtaposed with traveling trunks packed for the journey to Grand Cote help to illustrate how the business of harvest on sugar plantations overshadowed the holidays.

Safety Precautions/Rules:
As part of the Shadows’ COVID-19 plan, visitors are required to wear masks while touring the house. Tours are limited to seven people in one household/traveling group.

When touring the grounds, visitors are to wear masks when social distancing is not possible. Shadows staff is required to wear masks when onsite and participate in a vigorous cleaning and sanitizing schedule. Hand sanitizer and masks will be available for visitors to use.

Tour Tickets:
Shadows is encouraging visitors to purchase timed entry tickets on

As a special holiday gift, the Shadows is discounting admission for the month of December. Admission in December will be $8.50 for adults ages 18-64, $6.50 for adults ages 65+, $4.75 for children ages 6-11 and free for children under five years of age and Friends of the Shadows.

Tour Times:
The Shadows is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Guided tours begin 15 minutes past the hour, with the last tour leaving at 3:15 p.m. Shadows special holiday hours are as follows:

  • December 24-25: Closed
  • December 26: Open
  • December 27: Closed
  • December 28-31: Open
  • January 1: Closed
  • January 2: Open

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 National Trust for Historic Preservation, which owns and operates the Shadows-on-the-Teche, is a private, non-profit organization. The Shadows does not receive funding from federal, 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

For more information, please contact Jayd Buteaux at (337) 369-6446 or
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