Ussher Fort and Museum
Ussher Fort and Museum
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Josh M
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
I'm confused at some of the other reviews here.
I visited alone in February 2020 and it is one of the highlights of my Ghana trip.
For 10 cedis I had a one on one tour of the entire building from a friendly and knowledgeable guide. (I think his name was Amos).
He explained the history of the fort as both a prison and previously as a slavers fort.
Going into the small cells and having him explain the manner in which large numbers of prisoners or slaves were chained up was harrowing and visiting the execution room was quite an experience.
Just across the road is Salaga market which used to be a slavers market which added another element.
I visited Osu castle the day after and whilst good, much preferred Ussher fort for it's ghostly intimate feel and raw details. Would highly reccomend.
Written 20 February 2020
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Haelen
Voorburg, The Netherlands396 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Friends
This fort is mainly in ruins and has been used as a prison. There is not much to see. Some parts might be even dangerous for falling apart. The " guide" who walked with us from the street had very little information. If you are in the area and have spare time have a quick look, otherwise give it a miss. The forts at Elime and Cape Coast are 100 times more interesting.
Written 12 November 2018
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Peter B
Capital Region, Iceland363 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
Closed for renovations so you can take a photo of the entrance. So hard to give it any score at all.
Written 12 October 2018
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haglertime
Wilmington, DE21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
Visited this place while we were here. Rich with history. Had a great guide. Very knowledgeable. Would go back.
Written 10 September 2018
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lexiearabia
Greater Accra, Ghana3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Friends
I think unfortunately this Heritage site has been neglected and forgotten. Its a sold evidence of slave trade
Written 20 November 2017
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Prince O
Accra, Ghana53 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
The Usher fort built by the Dutch is what makes this part of the city Dutch Accra. It is not yet open for tourism but you can walk in to check it out.
Written 14 September 2017
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The_Schaefers
Silver City, NM96 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
The little display in the museum is OK, but it is better in the national museum. There is a toilet; I did not use it.
Written 8 August 2017
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Percy P
Melbourne, FL18 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
It is not a great museum by any stretch of the imagination but well worth a stop if you are nearby. I would also advise climbing the nearby lighthouse and getting a quick tour down by the port.
Written 12 March 2017
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Mongezi M
Pretoria, South Africa13 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Business
I did my own tour through the usher fort, not a lot to be seen, there were no guides on the day we went, but i took some nice pictures, and got to even access the closed out areas, but I feel the place can be managed better for tourists. I did my own personal tour- so I suppose I could have missed the standard tourist benefits.
Written 28 February 2017
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Connoisseur-of-Life
Mississauga, Canada1,356 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
The web page and other reviews indicated that the museum in the fort was open. We had very limited expectations but even those were dashed when we entered the premises. The ticket area (?) was deserted but we were met at a nearby secured bar gate by a self described worker with a single tooth on his upper plate who made entry contingent on his enlisting the paid services of a guide, presumably an unqualified friend. In any case, we just wanted to see the small museum for which a guide was not a prerequisite. So we left very disappointed and perplexed, pausing just long enough to take a souvenir photo of the exterior Fort sign. And yes, mea culpa, Nkrumah was incarcerated in the nearby Fort James.
Written 9 January 2017
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