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!
Julia Rocchi is the managing editor for 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.