NEW IBERIA, La. --- In recognition of the Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival, Shadows-on-the-Teche will present tours focusing on the early history of the sugar industry in southern Louisiana. These tours will be offered Mon., Sept. 24 through Sat., Sept. 29, during operating hours.
The Pete deGravelles Sugar Tour was created in honor of Mr. Pete deGravelles, former Shadows Advisory Council chair. Born into a sugar-growing family, deGravelles remained active in the sugar industry throughout his career.
On Sat., Sept. 29, The Shadows will host its annual Community Day from noon - 4 p.m. After watching the Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival's Children’s Parade on Main Street, swing by the Shadows for the last day of the Pete deGravelles Sugar Tour. In the spirit of the festival and as a thank you for your support throughout the year, admission will be free! Guided tours begin 15 minutes after the hour. Last tour of the day begins at 3:15 p.m.
Please contact the Shadows-on-the-Teche with any questions or for additional information at (337) 369-6446.
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