James Fort, Accra

James Fort, Accra

Built in the middle of the 17th century as a trade centre, the James Fort later became a slave fort. It is situated in the oldest part of the city. During the British colonization, the fort served as the main centre of administration. Today it houses a prison but it is not possible to visit it. Moreover, as is the case for numerous other buildings in Accra, it is prohibited to take photos of it.

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James Fort on Map

Sight Name: James Fort
Sight Location: Accra, Ghana
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Accra Waterfront Walking Tour  

Walking Tours in Accra, Ghana

Create Your Own Walk in Accra

Create Your Own Walk in Accra

Creating your own self-guided walk in Accra is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Central Accra Walk

Central Accra Walk

Accra is one of the most popular destinations in Western Africa. It has a lot of unique attractions to visit. The National Museum will teach you about the history and culture of this city. It also has several well preserved forts dating back to the British colonization period. Shopping at local markets is a great pleasure. Take the following tour to discover the wonderful city of Accra!

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.1 km
Accra Waterfront Walking Tour

Accra Waterfront Walking Tour

Accra, the capital of Ghana, sitting on the Gulf of Guinea coast in West Africa, is a charming city renowned for its golden sand beaches and bustling nightlife. Wandering along its coastline, enjoying the Atlantic breeze, you will find alongside many entertainment venues a number of historic sites as well. The most prominent of them, undoubtedly, is the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park commemorating...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km