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This 16th-century trading lodge now contains the Museum of West African History.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There on a weekend off from volunteering. Was very moving and eerie of what the captives went through. From the chains on the walls to the dungeon and the point of no return. Wreaths and bouquets left in the cells was heart breaking.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a tour everyone should do when you visit Ghana or if you are in Ghana. Very very emotional tour. Very educative and informative. Good for school groups, individuals, cooperate, families, solo.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2019

Visited the Castle with my wife and 10 years old son and was left numb by the experience. Walking through the entire complex and seeing the sharp contrasts between the dungeons where the slaves were holed up and the lavish, expansive quarters of the slave...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed September 15, 2019 via mobile

The guided tour of the Cape Coast castle juxtaposes the beauty of the surroundings with the inhumanity of the site. A UNESCO World Heritage site, this castle is an infamous reminder of the inhumanity of the slave trade. With a small museum on the slave...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank IrmaNova
Reviewed September 10, 2019

The Tour of the Cape Coast Castle is an emotional one for any visitor, and coupled with the fact that 2019 has been tagged the 'Year of Return', the significance of the role played by the Slave trade in African history is even more apt.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Kenosky
Reviewed August 30, 2019 via mobile

A must visit place to get to know more about the history of beginning of slavery. You will get also to enjoy the nice views of the ocean.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank hebaj93
Reviewed August 16, 2019

This is another castle in the grim series of slave towers along Ghana's coast. Smaller than Elmina, the story is much the same horrific narrative. Several stores inside offer standard fare to tourists. There is normally also an interesting exhibition of local artists

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Sawmillbloke
Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

I’m from the Caribbean. This is where My linage started. It’s a powerful very emotional tour. All the tragedies my ancestors had to endure. It fulfilled my heart to be able to go to where it all began although very sad and tragic. The Tour...More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank Jeeleigh
Reviewed August 4, 2019

Nice reception Very good history and brief of the uses and purposes the Castle served during before and after the abolishing of slave trade

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Diego000000000
Reviewed July 26, 2019

This is one of the most emotional trips that I have taken in my life. The fee to enter is really low. The guide was exceptional and although there were only 4 in my group we got our own guide and so were not rushed...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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ericgW8267QV
September 20, 2019|
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Response from hebaj93 | Reviewed this property |
It's just a day trip
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July 7, 2019|
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Response from maameaman | Reviewed this property |
You can purchase the tickets upon arrival. The ticket does include a general tour , it was very informative. Don’t wasn’t your money on outside excursions, they are overpriced.
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Osariemen E
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Response from malewna | Reviewed this property |
40-50 gch per adult
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