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Cape Coast Castle

Cape Coast, Ghana
+233 24 982 5528
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This 16th-century trading lodge now contains the Museum of West African History.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Cape Coast, Ghana
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a must-do while in Ghana. It ended up being more of a pilgrimage to hallowed ground than a tour. We walked through the dungeons which held countless captives during its time as a holding place. The experience itself was extremely overwhelming, as we...More

Thank MsAdinah
Reviewed 1 week ago

The guide in few moments will drive you in the terrible Heritage of the Castle, the hell for thousands of slaves, in transit before embarcation for their final destination.

Thank Andrea438
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful time at the castle with a warm welcome from a local artist Andrew, asked my name when I was going in then before I came out he handed me a shell with my name on it lol, gave him 5ghc in appreciation....More

Thank George C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting a Cape Coast Castle is a must see for those who are interested in the history of slavery. A guide took our group into the basements where prisoners were waiting during weeks for their turn to go throw "doors of no return". Very touching...More

Thank Marta W
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Great tour with a well informed guide and this is really a must see when you visit the Cape Coast. This place is surrounded by fishing town wish I had the time to walk through the area. Add this to your list when you ever...More

2  Thank Ashley S
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We had a wonderful tour by a great guide. His English was really good and his story was strong. A must-see for everyone visiting this area.

Thank EvaNicolette
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Overwhelming!! Very emotional visit. Request FiFi as your guide; he was outstanding and a wealth of information.

Thank jlh6490
Reviewed 20 September 2017

This important and profoundly depressing site shows the African side of the slave trade. Although it's not fun, I believe it's important for Americans to understand the business of slavery.

Thank tomnL8761MY
Reviewed 17 September 2017

I'm an African American born in America so I was curious to see where the slaves were before the got shipped to America. I went with my family and it was amazing!! I couldn't take pictures tho so I was a little upset but love...More

Thank Ngmenviel K
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Cape Coast Castle is a beautiful castle with a wonderful view around, wiith a dark historic background. Already at the cashier the stuff was friendly and gave us the student fee, even so we forgot our identity cards. We were asked to join a group...More

Thank Justice O
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Kukua A
20 February 2017|
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Response from Prince O | Reviewed this property |
The castle comes in the male and female dungeons, courtyard, door of no return, condemn cell, residences, Church, palaver hall etc. The tour takes you through all of these places and more in a little over an hour. Great... More
12 February 2016|
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Response from mrrlstephen | Reviewed this property |
Extracted from a Ghana Museums information website Entrance fees are as follows: Visitor Category Entrance Fee* Pupils from Primary to JHS 3 GH¢ 1.00 SHS Students GH¢ 2.00 Tertiary Students with ID GH¢ 3.00 Ghanaian... More
Darlington O
13 July 2015|
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Response from Randy H | Reviewed this property |
Ok, it all depends where you are moving from to Cape coast. there is a luxurious bus ride from all capital cities to capecoast. just ask for a bus station to cape coast and locals around will be ready to help ya through. You... More