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Address: Cape Coast, Ghana
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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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A must visit when on the cape coast. In my opinion was slightly more interesting than the fort at Elmina but they arent terribly different. Costs 40 cedi to get in. We had a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must visit when on the cape coast. In my opinion was slightly more interesting than the fort at Elmina but they arent terribly different. Costs 40 cedi to get in. We had a very informative tour that lasted about 45 minutes. Sun can be brutal so where sunscreen if this is an issue for you

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of British history. Barack and Michelle Obama visited here and there is a plaque. We all must become sensitive to the issue of slavery„ because it is still going on today, as some of the legends on the walls of this castle remind us.

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1 Thank Mary T
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This slave castle is an important historic cite in Ghana. Slaves were incarcerated here before they were auctioned off and transported to the Americas. The entrance fee to the castle is a very small amount to pay to hear the soul touching story behind the castle from a tour guide. This well preserved building, which serves as a reminder of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant, beautiful and very humbling the tour guide will take you back to a time forgotten and remind you it's your duty to be a decent human being. A painful journey but a great one!!! I visited with my 3yr old who had absolutely no idea of the importance of the trip it meant so much for me to return... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is loaded with history and for once I felt awkward as European. There is a lot to learn there and they really show the places and tell the history in an impactful and unforgettable way. I must one in Ghana and I would say, a must in your lifetime.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour guide was brilliant, but the story was heart wrenching. I was especially disgusted to hear that on top of the male slaves caves, was a Anglican church

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Mallow, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

If there is one historical attraction in Ghana to see them this is it. 40 cedis gets you into the museum and a guided tour of the castle itself with opportunities to take plenty of photos. What happened here is very disturbing but an important part of world history. There are also some nice craft stalls inside.

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Aberdeen, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit here. The tour lasts around 45 minutes and is very thorough, the guide was very good and gave detailed history. The castle is well preserved and very interesting. A great insight into the history of the slave trade and a must visit in Ghana.

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Accra, Ghana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Will always remind us of the dark times in human history. Its worth a trip to Cape Coast to learn at first hand the sordid story of the trans Atlantic slave trade

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Bremerhaven, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Prices are not too high and the guides are very friendly and even go with you if you are only 3 people, so no waiting.

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