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Address: Cape Coast, Ghana
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+233 24 982 5528
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This 16th-century trading lodge now contains the Museum of West African...

This 16th-century trading lodge now contains the Museum of West African History.

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Cape Coast Guided Day Tour
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Unforgettable. Overwhelming.Well presented. Geat Guide!

The place is loaded with history and for once I felt awkward as European. There is a lot to learn there and they really show the places and tell the history in an impactful and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Dana M
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place is loaded with history and for once I felt awkward as European. There is a lot to learn there and they really show the places and tell the history in an impactful and unforgettable way. I must one in Ghana and I would say, a must in your lifetime.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The tour guide was brilliant, but the story was heart wrenching. I was especially disgusted to hear that on top of the male slaves caves, was a Anglican church

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Mallow, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

If there is one historical attraction in Ghana to see them this is it. 40 cedis gets you into the museum and a guided tour of the castle itself with opportunities to take plenty of photos. What happened here is very disturbing but an important part of world history. There are also some nice craft stalls inside.

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Aberdeen, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit here. The tour lasts around 45 minutes and is very thorough, the guide was very good and gave detailed history. The castle is well preserved and very interesting. A great insight into the history of the slave trade and a must visit in Ghana.

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Accra, Ghana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Will always remind us of the dark times in human history. Its worth a trip to Cape Coast to learn at first hand the sordid story of the trans Atlantic slave trade

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Bremerhaven, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Prices are not too high and the guides are very friendly and even go with you if you are only 3 people, so no waiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

After paying for our foreigner price tickets, we were approached by self proclaimed guides offering their services. As we had difficulty understanding them, we decided to try on our own using our guidebook. There are two main museums, one to the immediate right of the entrance and the other on the next floor towards the Gate of No Return. If... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Going to Ghana without visiting cape coast or elmina is like not visiting Ghana at all. It is a moving experience with a small but Well organized museum. The guide however had limited knowledge about the history of slavery. The castle is Well restored and impressive. It can get very warm in there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Knowledgeable tour guide. Friendly, informative staff. Quite sobering, the mixture of beauty and horror.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I must say that what made this visit most enjoyable was the guide's narration - Nana was the name of our guide if I recall well. The castle itself is a magnificent structure that has stood the test of time, and with absolutely stunning views of the ocean. However, the story behind it makes for many a poignant moments. The... More 

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