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La Maison des Esclaves

Goree Island, Dakar, Senegal
+221 33 849 61 61
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real history

touching stories you would ever want to know about the history of slavery in Africa. alot to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Junsu L
Wow!

I was at the slave house and I saw the females room, males room, point of no return, children's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Adesola82
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This centuries-old house served as a processing center for African slaves.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“slave trade” (51 reviews)
“slave house” (27 reviews)
“sad history” (15 reviews)
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Goree Island, Dakar, Senegal
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+221 33 849 61 61
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"beautiful island"
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"de goree"
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"tour guide"
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"holding cells"
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"worth a visit"
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"dark history"
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"don't speak french"
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"small beach"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

touching stories you would ever want to know about the history of slavery in Africa. alot to learn,,,

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was at the slave house and I saw the females room, males room, point of no return, children's room and weigh room and management office upstairs.

Thank Adesola82
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visitors to this important and sad part of world history should take the time to experience what happened in this house. We were lucky to have a professor of history deliver an address in the open courtyard of this slave house. A few steps from...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Gorée Island and stopped here. It’s the last remaining house of its type. It was a somber experience yet very captivating. To imagine what happened here. It’s a must see if you visit the island.

Thank Kendra N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We contacted a guide at the "port" of the arrival after stepping off of the ferry that goes between Dakar and Gorée. The man spoke some English in addition to being fluent in French which was a nice surprise as French is the standard. He...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Goree is a strikingly beautiful island with a dark history. The boat ride over is a little chaotic, and be forewarned that even kids need to show some sort of ID before they can buy a boat ticket. Unlike many other reviewers, I did NOT...More

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Reviewed April 7, 2018

Gorée Island is a beautiful, peaceful place. Taking a short ferry journey, during which time you get to see the beauty of the Island from the approach, before disembarking to explore the small island. Senegal is the birth place and homeland of my husband and...More

Thank Janine_Mbaye
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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

Definitely a must see if in Dakar. A short 20-minute boar ride from Dakar, you’ll find the island of Goree where you can visit the restored slaves house. It was transformed into a museum very interesting to visit and quite emotional. The island is free...More

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Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

If you know the history you will understand the wave of emotions I felt while walking around. Once you set foot through the doors you become overwhelmed with emotions. Walking around you see the various rooms which housed millions of infant, men and women slaves....More

Thank Creneace T
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Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

I visited the Slave House on Gorée Island with a private guide. The brief 20 min ferry ride offered great views of the city. Upon arrival on the island you realize it is now a quiet, tranquil village and local art colony. This is in...More

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Najwa D
March 7, 2018|
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Response from seed37 | Reviewed this property |
You can actually travel to the island on the ferry. Just ask the cab driver to drop you at the ferry. Be sure to check the ferry timetable. And allow half an hour before ferry departure since there are plenty of security and... More
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travelbug1956pa
January 17, 2018|
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Response from WanderingTom2008 | Reviewed this property |
I got to the dock at 9AM and got to the island before 1000. I was the first to the Maison des Esclaves. I got a private guide and was done before the crowd. I had to bring my passport. They did not accept drivers license.
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RiRiAtlanta_Georgia
March 14, 2017|
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Response from PABADOU | Reviewed this property |
about 30 minutes by cab. suggest you call a company called "pick me +221781169691 or +221338250111". very clean air con wifi cars. take you to the port from airport usd 10. last boat from goree is not at 4pm . you can even... More
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