Historic Sites

CULTURAL LINKS WITH THE PAST  

Even in modern times one finds in Ghana Traditional rulers called chiefs. The system of chieftaincy dates back into antiquity. Present day Ghana was the home of ancient kingdoms, such as the Asante Kingdom with a powerful ruler like the Great Osei Tutu and the legendary Okomfo Anokye who conjured a Golden stool from the sky.

Independence Square photo available map available

The venue for many national celebrations, dominated by the Independence Arch and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier.

The Du Bois Memorial Center for Pan-Africa Culture photo available 

A source of inspiration to many, this Center now houses a research library and gallery of manuscripts, as well as the grave of this famous African-American scholar and his wife.

Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum photo available map available

This is the last resting place of the first President of Ghana, and a famous pan-Africanist.

Kwame Nkrumah's Grave  map available

The original grave of Dr Nkrumah, first President of Ghana and now buried in the Mausoleum in Accra...

Kumasi and the Asante heritage  map available

Kumasi is the capital of the Asante Kingdom and the heart of the Ashanti Region of Ghana

The Heritage of Brong Ahafo  map available

The history and culture of Brong Ahafo comes alive if you visit the Hani archaeological site 50km from Wenchi

Fort Prinzenstein  map available

This fort played a significant role in the slave trade involving Europeans in West Africa, the Caribbean and southern USA.

The Castles of the Western Region photo available map available

The Western Region is a region with rich heritage demonstrated by the number of castles still open to visitors.

Tetteh quarshie's Cocoa Farm photo available map available

The first cocoa farm established in the Country from seeds first brought from Fernando Po Island. From this small beginning grew our major cocoa industry.

Slave Market of Abonse  

Traces of the 17th and 18th century slave market can still be seen in a town that was an important crossroads On the Slave Route.

Okomfo Anokye's Shrine  

60km from Koforidua, this important shrine is dedicated to the legendary priest credited with the founding of the Asante Empire.

Paga Nania Slave Camp photo available map available

Three kilomteters west of Paga is the suburban village called "Paga Nania". In this village are a slave transit camp and relics of the slave trade. Founded by a brave hunter and farmer,...

Navrongo Catholic Cathedral photo available map available

This cathedral, established in the early 20th century, symbolizes the roots of Catholicism in the Northern region.

Gwollu Slave-Trader Defence Wall photo available map available

This ancient wall served to help defend 19th century villagers from raiding slave-traders.

Slave Route of Northern Ghana photo available 

The Northern Region was a major arena of slave raiders and a key supply source for slaves who were sent to markets and sold to local merchants from the South. They were subsequently marched on the coast and resold to European traders for export...

George Ferguson's Tomb  map available

George Ekem Ferguson was a Ghanaian colonial agent who was instrumental in convincing local chiefs to sign treaties of friendship with the British.

Komfo Anokye Sword photo available map available

The Sword of the Komfo Anokye remains in the grounds of the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, where he pushed it.

The Hani Archaeological Site  map available

Located near Wenchi, this site is important for prehistoric finds such as

Larabanga mosque photo available map available

A 13th century Mosque, believed to be first built by Moorish Traders, it is one of the holiest sites in Ghana.

Nalerigu Defence Wall photo available 

The remnants of this ancient wall in the Gambaga scarps is said to have been built in the 16th century to protect inhabitants...

Wuriyanga Mosque  

This ancient mosque, about southeast of Bawku, was built by Muslim missionaries.

Larabanga Mystery Stone photo available map available

Legend has it that this stone on the outskirts of Larabanga (Northern Region) always returns to its original resting place when moved...

Ancient Amowi Caves  map available

There are underground caves near Fiema, called the Pinihini Amowi Caves, and legend has it that the Bono people came out from the ground through those holes. According to Bono Techiman...

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