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Great historical site

We were able to visit with a guide from the ministry of tourism. This site has a lot of fascinating... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
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🖒The Providence Island........what to say about it......it's just so nice and very... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Alia B
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The landing spot of freed American slaves who settled in Liberia in the early 1820s.
Monrovia, Liberia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is not much to see in Monrovia and this is not a destination I would crave to visit. Providence island is polluted by noise and dark smoke from the bridge

Thank Alphaghana
Reviewed 26 May 2018

We were able to visit with a guide from the ministry of tourism. This site has a lot of fascinating history but without the guides I don’t think we would have really gotten a sense of the site. The art installation created with guns and...More

Thank Daveycp
Reviewed 11 May 2017

situated in the middle of Monrovia on the monstredo county lies the remains of the old buildings that housed the first set of free slaves from america. this site reminds and tells great story of the slave trade, however, it is a relieving site. a...More

2  Thank confidence A
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

🖒The Providence Island........what to say about it......it's just so nice and very historical......some settlers landed on this island when coming to Liberia. I encourage people to go there and discover new experience.👍

4  Thank Alia B
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We were only able to see the island from the bridge and the shore, as the pedestrian gate was locked on two different days. The island is tiny, with some low vegetation and some trees. The shoreline of the island is lined with garbage all...More

Thank Traveldoc524
Reviewed 7 September 2016

For a site that is quite rooted in Liberia's history, it is profoundly lacking in things to see. Poorly maintained. Worth a stop over as part of a tour but certainly not worth the visit or the traffic getting there

1  Thank michaelellis79
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Really amazing, part of the history of Liberia is here, the peace tree made it with weapons is the symbols to the finished of the second civilian wars in this country, and also if you have a good luck you can see the performance of...More

Thank Miguelangel D
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This place must have once been a vibrant display of west African culture a place which attracted visitors from all over the world a place where you would have felt the rythym of Africa but sadly it has become a rubbish dump . One just...More

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 13 December 2015

Excellent way to get to know the history of the founding of the nation with knowledgeable guides - a fascinating place

1  Thank wilfhenderson
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Nothing to see. Too much traffic and you can take 1 hour to cross all the Providence Island. The market is nice.

2  Thank mmauleon
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