Shadows-on-the-Teche was built in the 1830s by David Weeks and his wife. It is a house museum dedicated to telling the life in a Louisiana plantation during the 19th century. There are history camps that children can be interested in. There are also sugar tours around the plantation which is considered a historic site. The site is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The site has dedicated to the encouragement of appreciation and of interest in history.
The site have several layers of history which leaves many things for the visitors to explore. The house which functions as a museum was built in a Classical Revival style with white columns on the facade. The house has a good ventilation that suits the climate in Louisiana. It also has a collection of 17,000 invoices, receipts, business, legal, and personal letters that involves life in the plantation in the 19th and 20th century. There also the Weeks Family Papers which gives historical accounts of many politicians, soldiers and business entrepreneurs in those times. There are also accounts of Civil War.