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Address: Goree Island, Dakar, Senegal
Phone Number:
+221 33 849 61 61

This centuries-old house served as a processing center for African slaves.

This centuries-old house served as a processing center for African slaves.

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Definitely worth a visit. This quaint, understated facility captures the spirit of what must have been an agonizing ordeal. Be sure to visit early and not on Monday's when the... read more

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51 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This historical place is worth of visiting however a very unpleasant person is there for telling about it. Every thing is in french so I had to read about it before to know what happened there.

Thank Nadia P
Dakar, Senegal
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Worth visiting for the history but not a lot to see and learn. However as Goree Island is a 5 star. you need to take the opportunity to visit la maison des esclaves

Thank FredericDakar
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. This quaint, understated facility captures the spirit of what must have been an agonizing ordeal. Be sure to visit early and not on Monday's when the house is closed.

Thank PinUpBoy
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Goree Island is a 20 minute ferry ride from Dakar, disembarking onto a pretty pier with a small beach on one side and local cafes and restaurants in front. Owned by the French until independence in 1960, the influence is clear. A walk through narrow pathways between houses to the House of Slaves. We were given a talk by the... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The island offers a glimpse into life centuries ago, as much of the island is frozen in time. There is plenty to see in a day trip, and you can easily spend several hours (and many dollars) exploring the narrow streets, fortifications, and the slave house. The trip was interesting, and one can imagine the human suffering of the slave... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Both my daughter (7) and I really enjoyed our visit. We took a private tour which I think was much better. The tour guide timed it so that we would miss the group tours so we had some time when we had rooms or areas to ourselves. It's a small place but well worth the visit. I also recommend for... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stay in the island for one day and It has been an interesting experience. The whole island gives you a real taste of the african life and most of the buildings are very well kept. The house of slaves is the main reason to visit the island. Sadly we haven't found much information in english and the guide that... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really interesting place to visit, you get the idea how the people lived that time, should not miss this trip

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Leek, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 22, 2017

This is definitely worth a visit but beware.....firstly it is a place of much suffering in the past and really is a place of deep reflection....secondly it is full of people trying to sell you there wares which detracts from the whole experience.....shame but it is a fact. Historically a very moving place but beware the sellers.

Thank filtercottageleek
London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 17, 2017

Located on Goree island, approximately 15-20 minutes from mainland Dakar, this, like the island is a must visit location. It is one of the unique places which attempts to preserve and tell the very cruel story of the slave trade era in the region. The house itself isn’t big, and its not really much of a museum, just really a... More 

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