Ussher Fort and Museum
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Haelen
Voorburg, The Netherlands407 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Friends
This fort is mainly in ruins and has been used as a prison. There is not much to see. Some parts might be even dangerous for falling apart. The " guide" who walked with us from the street had very little information. If you are in the area and have spare time have a quick look, otherwise give it a miss. The forts at Elime and Cape Coast are 100 times more interesting.
Written November 12, 2018
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Prince O
Accra, Ghana53 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
The Usher fort built by the Dutch is what makes this part of the city Dutch Accra. It is not yet open for tourism but you can walk in to check it out.
Written September 14, 2017
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The_Schaefers
Silver City, NM107 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
The little display in the museum is OK, but it is better in the national museum. There is a toilet; I did not use it.
Written August 8, 2017
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Josh M
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
I'm confused at some of the other reviews here.
I visited alone in February 2020 and it is one of the highlights of my Ghana trip.
For 10 cedis I had a one on one tour of the entire building from a friendly and knowledgeable guide. (I think his name was Amos).
He explained the history of the fort as both a prison and previously as a slavers fort.
Going into the small cells and having him explain the manner in which large numbers of prisoners or slaves were chained up was harrowing and visiting the execution room was quite an experience.
Just across the road is Salaga market which used to be a slavers market which added another element.
I visited Osu castle the day after and whilst good, much preferred Ussher fort for it's ghostly intimate feel and raw details. Would highly reccomend.
Written February 20, 2020
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Ruth S
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Solo
Lots of people are drawn to Cape Coast and Elmina to learn about the history of trade, especially the slave trade, in Ghana. But you don't actually need to move out of Accra to learn. Ussher fort has a fascinating history, built by the Dutch and expanded by the British, and it continues to evolve in the bustling historic area of Old Accra. The fort comprises a museum of slavery which talks about indigenous slavery as well as trans-Atlantic, and will give you a good insight into the where, what and who of slavery over time and across the country. The museum's curator is full of information about the history of the fort, slavery, and Ghana's history in general. Part of the fort is restored to view cells. You can get a great view of the old Accra harbour and beaches too. The fort and museum are easy to reach, on the High Street. It is worth combining a visit here with other activities in James Town, e.g. the light house or walking tour.
Written May 14, 2015
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Peter B
Capital Region, Iceland363 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
Closed for renovations so you can take a photo of the entrance. So hard to give it any score at all.
Written October 12, 2018
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gmayinsuiban
Greater Accra, Ghana3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
The Ussher Fort gives a clear masterpiece of European Architecture that was mastered by the indigenous knowledge and labour. The Museum is a great reminder of the dark days in the world.
Written November 25, 2016
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haglertime
Wilmington, DE23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
Visited this place while we were here. Rich with history. Had a great guide. Very knowledgeable. Would go back.
Written September 10, 2018
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lexiearabia
Greater Accra, Ghana4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Friends
I think unfortunately this Heritage site has been neglected and forgotten. Its a sold evidence of slave trade
Written November 20, 2017
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Percy P
Melbourne, FL18 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
It is not a great museum by any stretch of the imagination but well worth a stop if you are nearby. I would also advise climbing the nearby lighthouse and getting a quick tour down by the port.
Written March 12, 2017
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