Mon-Sat 10AM-4PM. Last tour 3:15PM. Admission. Built for a wealthy sugar planter in 1834, the Shadows-on-the-Teche was home to four generations before becoming a National Trust Historic Site. Live oaks draped with Spanish moss cast shadows on the house, gardens and Bayou Teche. Family letters and furnishings present an authentic picture of life in the 19th and 20th century. A good selection of regional books and local art can be found in the museum shop.