[Slideshow] Sitings: Shadows-on-the-Teche

Posted on: March 16th, 2013 by Julia Rocchi 4 Comments

The Shadows at magic hour. Credit: adie reed, Flickr
The Shadows at magic hour

You can't help but get a little more pep in your step when spring arrives, and for preservationists, that often means escaping the indoors to go visit beautiful historic places.

But in case you can't make it to all those places on your historic bucket list right now, we'll bring the scenery to you -- with a fresh slideshow each week featuring shots and scenes from the lovely historic sites of the National Trust.

First up: The Shadows in New Iberia, Louisiana. March is one of the most beautiful times of the year to visit this historic antebellum house museum, with live oaks, Spanish moss, and the Bayou Teche bringing nature right up to the front door. The Shadows is open year-round, Monday thru Saturday, with guided tours daily, so definitely plan a visit if you're in the area.

We hope one day you have the chance to experience the rich culture and history of this Gulf Coast treasure firsthand. In the meantime, enjoy this week's Sitings slideshow!

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Julia Rocchi

Julia Rocchi

Julia Rocchi is the director of digital content at the National Trust. By day she wrangles content; by night (and weekends), she shops local, travels to story-rich places, and walks around looking up at buildings.

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4 Responses

  1. Patricia gay

    March 20, 2013

    Thanks so much for featuring our beautiful National Trust property Shadows on the Teche. We encourage all NT members to visit New Orleans and plan a few days to tour Acadiana in south Louisiana. Architecture, scenery, food and music superb, of course! We are grateful and very proud to have this magnificent Trust property in our state.

  2. Kathy Marx

    March 20, 2013

    Wow! How lovely to see springtime elsewhere – ! Fairbanks Alaska is still snow covered waiting to expose its hidden history, too!

  3. Carolyn Bennett

    March 21, 2013

    When you visit New Orleans and the Shadows . . . do come to Louisiana’s Capital City, Baton Rouge .

    The Foundation for Historical Louisiana welcomes you to its headquarters in Louisiana’s White House, The Old Governor’s Mansion.

  4. Adriana Trujillo-Ortega

    March 24, 2013

    Wow, I am amazing with this slideshow. These place invite us to dream, it is beautiful. I hope travel there in the future for enjoing with that historic place.