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Address: Cape Coast, Ghana
Phone Number: +233 24 982 5528
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This 16th-century trading lodge now contains the Museum of West African...

This 16th-century trading lodge now contains the Museum of West African History.

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Cape Coast Guided Day Tour
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Heart wrenching experience returning in the Spirit of my Ancestors, walking the path of their No Return, but as a Free Black African Women.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Heart wrenching experience returning in the Spirit of my Ancestors, walking the path of their No Return, but as a Free Black African Women.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very interesting, although sinister, experience. I visited alone and just joined a tour, with a very informative and thorough guide. It is a real experience to be able to see this site, and something I think is absolutely worth visiting if you are in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a place everyone needs to visit. They do a great job of reminding everyone how horrific slavery was, while also honoring the people who endured this suffering. This was as sobering as the concentration camps I visited in Germany.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Part of a history that needs to be more publicized, but I think there is a shortage of expertise in Ghana on how to exhibit and maintain places like this, there are 2 forts in a short drive Cape Coast Castle and Elmina both in a condition that needs investments and modern exhibition skills.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Both the fort and the tour are excellent. This fort is a must see in Ghana. It could use a bit of maintenance. The museum section is also well done

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visit is very recommendable, the guided tour was excellent and very informative, you will get a deep sight in the history of this castle.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recently went here during a volunteering trip to Ghana with a few friends. As a historian I suppose I might be slightly biased, however not only does it provide several good museums such as a Museum on Ghanas history. But also it included one of the best, if most haunting guided tours of my life, it really gives you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On our first trip to Africa we made it a point to visit the slave castles. We brought our two you sons who also were interested in seeing them. Very moving experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The slave trade tour resonated to me so much as I am Ghanaian and my family are actually descendants of slaves (my great grandfather is Dutch). A lot of Ghanaians that toured with us were emotional and some where quite angry with the inhuman treatment that people faced. The tour guide is very knowledgeable and is happy to answer any... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I did both castles in one day and I definitely learned so much more than what is taught in western history from our guided by Oscar. He really gave you a narrative on the time lines of the middle passage of forced immigrants/ enslaved people of Africa. It really pulls thing in full circle when you know the actual numbers... More 

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