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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“slave trade” (76 reviews)
“guided tour” (26 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Cape Coast, Ghana
+233 24 982 5528
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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
Reviewed 3 September 2017

I visited both Elmina Castle and Cape Coast Castle on the same day. Both were impressive and both merit a visit, but my preference was for the Elmina Castle. The Cape Coast Castle was much more crowded and the size of the tour groups much...More

Thank RichT529
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

The guided tour and setup at Cape coast is definitely a must do whilst in the Cape Coast. The history is incredibly interesting and well preserved and the guides (included in the entrance fee) are extremely knowledgeable. What transpired during the slave trade is worse...More

Thank Nicolette M
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Cape Coast Castle is a powerful lesson in how terribly human beings can behave towards each other. It is shocking how this enormous structure and the entire trading economy was founded on trafficking people for centuries. The guide was well informed, serious and moving. This...More

1  Thank Jake R
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We visited the museum for 20 minutes and then did the tour, returning to the museum at the end of the tour to see more of the exhibits. The museum is excellent in content, telling the story of Ghana from prehistoric to modern times, with...More

1  Thank tspackman
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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