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Kumasi Fort - Ghana Armed Forces Museum

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Address: Cnr Stewart & Government Roads, Kumasi, Ghana
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Kumasi Fort

The Armed Forces Museum tour was very educational and the tour guide was so passionate and knowledgeable. The vintage guns and history of Ghana's involvement in military peace... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2016
Hen T
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing site, heavy with history of the Ashanti ethnic group, British colonization of Central Ghana and the Ghanaian armed forces from its inception to today. From service in the British Army in WWI to U.N. peace keeping operations in the 21st century. The guides are very knowledgeable and the exhibits fascinating.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The Armed Forces Museum tour was very educational and the tour guide was so passionate and knowledgeable. The vintage guns and history of Ghana's involvement in military peace keeping overseas were an eye opener for me and my sons. The only problem was a guy there wanting us to pay many to take pictures beside the artillery pieces outside. The... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

I visited the Ghana Armed Forces Museum because I had spare time on a holiday & also because it is always nice to learn more about the history & culture of a country you are visiting. Overall an average category armed forces museum. About 3 hours was adequate for the visit. Visit this museum if you have spare time in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

I have lived in kumasi for some years now and wonder why I never went there. I guess local tourism is not our thing but mine was I blown away. It was a really educative trip with the amount of history enclosed in those four walls so much to take in. The guide was good. First the structure itself. From... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

This is a highlight of Kumasi. Well worth the entrance fee, and so much history to be told. I wasn't expecting such a good experience. Excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Friendly people, I love to visit again and again The culture, story behind these place will amaze you. Next year I will be there.

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Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The forte itself has an interesting story to it... A place to learn history and the genesis of how midday got its' name in Akan. It tells stories of wars fought in that past. Flags and guns captured in the first world war. Weapons seized from the Rwandan genocide... Just visit!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

i enjoyed the historical excursion from the motivation for building the fort, to the blockade by the community and through to the world war artifacts. Very illuminating and entertaining as well. Good account was given by the knowledgeable guide.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

This museum may seem small but it has lots in it. We did a quick tour has it was closing time, but I think you could easily spend quite some time here. The tour guide was very good and you could see his passion. Definitely worth a visit when in Kumasi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Traces the Gold Coast's involvement with it's colonial ruler, Britian's army through the years. It also has a collection of vintage Italian guns captured during some of the wars involving Ghanaian soldiers. The guide was pretty good in telling the stories behind the exhibits. The admission fee is like 50 US cents. Well worth a visit.

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