Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park

Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park

Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
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Amy
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania18 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
I’m glad I went here and saw the memorial park and museum. It taught me more about the history of Ghana and the struggle to independence. However, the museum is sadly not very well maintained and the memorial itself looks like it is probably not up to its former glory. You can imagine what it must once have looked like with the fountains but now it’s a little run down. There were very very few tourists there when I visited, just me and another group, so I can understand that it would be hard to maintain it very well with so few tourists. It did feel like a very peaceful place and I am glad I went. It’s definitely an iconic place to visit in Accra.

There are quite a few people trying to sell things just outside the gate so if you’re walking to and from the park like I was expect to be accompanied by men trying to convince you to buy things or to walk with them to their shops.
Written April 18, 2022
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Mark O
100 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
This place is so informative. However the maintenance is a big let down. The water feature and the gardens need to be put back into operation.

The saddest part is the glass case containing the Cadillac that JFK gifted to Kwame Nkrumah.

This vehicle would now not look out of place in your average junkyard.

It is listing to one side and covered in dust. There's also no written commentary telling its story.

The small museum towards the rear was great and gives a fantastic insight into Kwame Nkrumah and the journey of Ghana into independence.
Written April 13, 2022
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michaelsontheimer
Berlin, Germany59 contributions
Dec 2021
The small museum is very interesting though there is not much written information. But you get interesting books in the gift shop. The whole park is somehow neglected, the fountains don't work as the usually don't do in Ghana.Kwame Nkrumahs life story is moving and once again the bloody CIA was behind the military coup with which he was ousted in 1966.
Written December 17, 2021
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Naa Dedei
12 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
This location is open all week long and it’s easy to get in. However there is no one to welcome you when you walk in and there are no guides. You may walk by a gentleman or two as you walk through the place but they offer absolutely no help. I have heard that lighter skinned people and blacks with English/ American accents are treated differently but I haven’t confirmed this for myself.

My initial visit was with an organized school group 16 years ago and it was the only time I experienced a guide there, perhaps because arrangements were made or there was better service at the time. The experience from my last two visits which were about 5 years apart is what I have recounted here. Friends and family have had similar experiences.

As a museum designated to the first president of Ghana who is such an iconic figure, the organization at this place certainly needs to step up.
Written March 9, 2020
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Jermaine E
114 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Visited thw park while in Ghana. The park is beautiful. You see all the trees that have been planted by visiting dignitaries to honor Dr. Nkruma. There is a large fountain and statue. The burial site is simple but lovely.

There is a museum with several historical pictures, articles, and items documenting his life and work.
Written January 7, 2020
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Marshall B
Isle of Wight, UK54 contributions
Mar 2020
Very interesting, important history, with knowledgeable guides, this memorial park is more of a small museum than a park. Plan two hours. Learn and understand. It’s quite moving when one learns about the bravery and resourcefulness of pan-African leadership in the middle of last century. Onward and upward.... always forward.
Written March 6, 2020
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Way Farer
Rijeka, Croatia134 contributions
Oct 2020
Enough people left their reviews here, so whatever I say, I can probably only repeat what someone else must’ve already said before. The only thing I may point out is the fact that I first visited this park in 2011. This year was my second visit. Back then, the fountains were working and the basin was full of water. This year, they were out of function and the basin was dry. If it was merely a temporary maintenance, then it’s fine. However, in Africa one can never know. It would be sad if it was a case of a more permanent neglect. When there is water, entire memorial looks much better.
Written November 28, 2020
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Rumbi Matambo
2 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
Prior to my travel to Ghana, I had searched online for places to visit in Accra. The memorial park was one of the list toppers on the results I got. From the pictures I had seen the beautiful fountains and I was really looking forward to finding the same. Only to get there and see that the place is no longer as it is in the pictures online. I don’t think it still gets as many visitors as before therefore it is no longer as visually appealing as before. The place is rich in Nkrumah’s history though. I learnt so much and it was great to see quite a lot of Nkrumah’s belongings from the time he was in college till the time of his death.
Written April 8, 2022
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F S L
Brussels, Belgium45 contributions
Dec 2019
This was a quick dive into Ghana's past through the life of their nationalist leader Kwame Nkrumah. Well organised and easy to understand without a guide. This is also a great spot to make friends and take great pictures.
Written January 7, 2020
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Munya M
Pretoria, South Africa52 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
This park is named after one of the founding members of pan Africanism. It is in a fair condition except for the ablution facilities which are in dire need of repairs. The museum is in the park and the guide is quite knowledgeable. About the mausoleum , I came to the conclusion that Ghanaians have a like for them.
Written March 3, 2020
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