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This 16th-century trading lodge now contains the Museum of West African History.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Cape Coast, Ghana
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice shops, friendly owners, we bought very Nice painting, masks and fabric of ashanti kings. Nice atmosphere

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Carine D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

2019 is the year of home coming of African Americans in the diaspora. To those who believe they come from Ghana and others who are interested in the history of the trans - Atlantic Slave trade, the UNESCO world heritage site the cape coast castle...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very educational tour. A place that you should visit if you go to Ghana. The building is not special, but the atrocities should not be forgotten.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Timike11
Reviewed March 15, 2019 via mobile

My eyes were open to so much. There is so much to learn and to literally weep over. The things these poor slaves experienced is painful to hear and just to try to imagine. Reaching the point of no return is a sobering moment. Personally,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank terryb496
Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

The most tragic experience of our life. The emotional turmoil over the kidnapping, forced incarceration and brutality rained down upon my ancestors sent of to the Caribbean and the Americas. Through the door of NO RETURN. YET BITTERLY AND PROUDLY there we stood. Empowered that...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mrandmrsj0nes2015
Reviewed March 7, 2019

We visited this castle after Elmina, which I believe is even more impressive. The interesting museum here, the scenery, the dungeons, the fact that all the area surrounding it is still so active - gives you a feeling that this all happened not so long...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 70ava
Reviewed February 23, 2019

It was with much reverence for those that suffered here that we visited this former slave holding castle and dungeons. It's hard to imagine the suffering that people endured here and elsewhere during the slave trade. We pray for freedom of all people.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LindaA99
Reviewed February 21, 2019

This is the most preserved of the extant enslavement structures in West Africa. The tour guides give a riveting account of the warehousing of humans before transporting them to the Americas and the Caribbean. The guides explain the purpose of the holding cells for men,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank vernonb689
Reviewed February 18, 2019 via mobile

To step into the slave dungeons that held so many before being transported through the middle passage to the Americas and other places, pulled at my heart. As I closed my eyes and listened to the tour guide tell what it was like, you could...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Big_Globe_Traveler
Reviewed February 12, 2019

This is a very good tour, reasonably priced, and interesting. You learn a lot about the history of the castle, when it was built, what nations occupied it and when, and the slave trade of which the castle played a large part. The tour is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from MinnaA206 | Reviewed this property |
40-50 gch per adult
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May 20, 2018|
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Sheena G
April 17, 2018|
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Response from Dave_Cowley_Road | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sheena, yes I agree with Andrea, booking is not necessary, tour is included in the admission ticket price and this is not expensive. I think there are tours every half hour and they are good. The guides know their stuff
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