Tourism and Attractions
- Cape Castle
A UNESCO World History Site from 1482, the imposing St George’s Castle in Elmina is the oldest European building in sub-Saharan Africa. Though greatly expanded under Dutch occupation, the original Portuguese fortress and chapel are still intact and now function as a local history museum.
- Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum
This museum holds the remains of the first President of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah. The museum was created in his honor, after which his body was exhumed from his original burial grounds at his home town-Nkroful.
Ghana is found on the coast of Africa and therefore has an extensive amount of beautiful sand beaches. Take a day trip to enjoy the cool coastal breeze, or take advantage of one of the beachfront resorts and shallots to get the full beach experience.
- Nzulezo Village
The fascinating, stilted village of Nzulezo, founded some 500 years ago above the jungle-bound Lake Amansuri, is the centerpiece of a community-based wetland reserve that supports a dazzling assemblage of rare birds.
- Larabanga Mosque
The haunting, curvaceous, adobe architecture of northern Ghana is exemplified by the medieval Larabanga Mosque. It nears the entrance of Mole National Park, and the century-old Wa-a’s Palace in the remote town of Wa.
- Posuban Shrines
The Posuban shrines of Elmina, Anomabu and Mankessim, outsized and mildly surreal military storehouse, whose fusion of indigenous and exotic iconography attests to five centuries of interaction with European traders and settlers.
- Abosomfie “Fetish Shrines”
The ten ancient Abosomfie “fetish shrines” that dot the lush countryside of the Asante region, many of which remain in active use and were collectively proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980, offers viewers an interesting look at Ghana’s cultural history.
- The W.E.B. Du Bois Memorial Centre
This center was built in memory of the famous African American scholar and born civil rights leader who spent his last years in Accra.
- Centre for National Culture “Arts Centre”
The Centre’s arts and crafts bazaar and traditional textile market is the best place in Accra to find traditional handicrafts from all over Ghana. Most visitors consider this a must see destination, simply because of all of the lavish colors and patterns that will meet the eye upon arrival.
- National Museum
The National Museum in Accra is the largest and oldest of the six museums under the administration of the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board. The museum building was opened on March 5, 1957, as part of Ghana’s independence celebration.