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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  • Totally enjoyed our visit. The history and actual evidence of the atrocities committed here are truly moving. A must see destination for anyone visiting Ghana!  more »
  • Sebastian was an excellent guide and really made you feel a very small bit of how it must have been to be here. Sorry for our history and maybe we should teach more of this in our schools.  more »
  • From the reception, to the tour guide is very impressive, you can't ask for more than what they offer... Especially the Tour guide, he turned me dumb with his profound knowledge of the history of the Castle.. He deserves Accolades and I'll bless him with something on my next trip
  • I've been here several times. It's a wonderful historical place to be. It brings back the memory of olden days slave trade. It's a beautiful experience!!!

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