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Shadows on the Teche reopening garden tours

Posted at 1:50 PM, Sep 30, 2020

The Shadows-on-the-Teche is reopening its gardens after a six-month closure due to COVID-19.

According to updated guidelines, visitors will be able to walk along the paths of the Shadows Gardens on self-guided tours starting Thursday, Oct. 1 with adjusted operating hours. Brochures will be provided in order to create a better interpretive experience.

The Shadows Visitor Center, gift shop, and gardens will be open each week on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Timed entry tickets can be purchased online or in the Shadows Visitor Center.

Garden tours will be limited to one group of no more than six people. The house will not be available for tours.

Admission rates are as follows:

  • Senior (65+) $6.50
  • Adult (18-64) $8.50
  • Student (6-17) $4.75
  • Admission is free for children under six years of age and Friends of the Shadows.

The Shadows on the Teche says that in preparation for reopening, the visitor center, gardens, and restroom building have all been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. Staff have installed shields around the front desk in the visitor center, providing an additional protective barrier between staff and visitors.

Masks wearing is encouraged when on site and if social distancing is not possible. Staff will be required to wear masks when on site and participate in a vigorous cleaning and sanitizing schedule.

Hand sanitizer and masks will be available for visitors to use.

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