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This 16th-century trading lodge now contains the Museum of West African History.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Cape Coast, Ghana
+233 24 474 1678
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a very good tour, reasonably priced, and interesting. You learn a lot about the history of the castle, when it was built, what nations occupied it and when, and the slave trade of which the castle played a large part. The tour is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Roeskar
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It’s a must visit to pay respects to those millions of Africans who suffered at the castle and were shipped off against their will to serve the empire building of the Europeans. Steeped in history, with great views of the coast, it’s a great place...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank sophiasotonye
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As one of the smaller castles it packed a big punch. It was hard being in the slave cells it was so hot and then I realized this was my ancestors reality shacked and with 100’s or more people! Then I humbled myself. I want...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Stewieooowee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a really emotional visit, great story telling and presentation of historical facts. The visit was inexpensive and educational. The gift shop was also a nice touch. If you are ever in Ghana, this place is a must.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank maameaman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed the castle tour. The guide was very good. He actually made us cry when he was telling us the history of the slave castle. It was an emotional tour that left us uneasy. That aside the guide pulled some jokes to make us...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank thabsilethabethe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been twice and I still get chills walking the same halls many walked in shackles. Great place to see a little bit of what it might have been like so many years ago. Tony was our tour guide and he was great!!!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 291traceyd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a amazing and a emotional piece of history that is a must see if you are in Ghana. you can feel the sprit of the people and were here before. You can feel the pain that they had to go through while...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tron8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an importaint part of the countries history and defentively a must see. Yet again non GH get charged quite substantialy more. The tour around the castel was very good and informative. An exhibition with more pictures/paintings would be quite informative and helpful in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PinkAngel25
Reviewed 3 January 2019

A must see spot. Not only is it a beautiful view of the water, but rich in history. Extremely sad, but eye opening about how slaves were treated, sold, and murdered.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Holdthebread
Reviewed 2 January 2019

Despite the horror history of the Castles that line the coast of Ghana, this is a must see in Cape Coast. The castle history is detailed in a respectful and honest manner. There are many guides around the place who want to help, but there...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Osariemen E
2 August 2018|
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Response from MinnaA206 | Reviewed this property |
40-50 gch per adult
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Abdul S
20 May 2018|
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Sheena G
18 April 2018|
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Response from Dave_Cowley_Road | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sheena, yes I agree with Andrea, booking is not necessary, tour is included in the admission ticket price and this is not expensive. I think there are tours every half hour and they are good. The guides know their stuff