Cape Coast Castle, Cape Coast

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Tour the lower-level dungeons and upper-level rooms at Cape Coast Castle, a historical museum set in a stone fortress built by European slave traders of the 16th century. By 1700, the fort also served as headquarters for the British colonial governor and housed about 5,000 male and 500 female slaves. Today, the museum houses various slave-related artifacts, shackles, and documents detailing the history of the infamous trade in this part of the world. Outside, you can see rusting canons on the battlements overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Plan your visit to Cape Coast Castle and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Cape Coast trip maker website .
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  • My partner and I visited this World Heritage Site on Monday and, having paid the modest fee to go inside, we’re allocated our guide, Mavis. We couldn’t have wished for a more educated and informative ...  more »
  • Must see if you're in Ghana. It's terrible to imagine how they treated slaves. The castle is well preserved. We did a guided tour and visited the museum. The view is wonderful.  more »
  • Been twice and still feel the impact of what happened there many many years ago. Great place to go and learn about history and walk the very grounds that soo many people did but in shackles!! Tony was a great tour guide!!
  • Amazing tour with Harry. So sad to hear the slave stories and history. I'm glad we went with our party of 24 teenage school children. It was an education for all of us. I thoroughly recommend it for anyone. Be prepared however. It is something of an emotional experience.
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