Cape Coast Castle






Front view of the slave castle in GhanaThe Cape Coast Castle in Ghana was built for the trade in timber and gold, later it was used in the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

At that time slaves were a valuable commodity in the Caribbean and the Americas, and slaves became the principle item traded in Cape Coast.


Due to this, many changes were made to Cape Coast Castle. One of the alterations was the addition of large underground dungeons that could hold as many as a thousand slaves awaiting export.


The last point the slaves passed was nicked named the Door of no Return. President Obama and family paid this slave castle a visit.



President Barack Obama with wife Michelle and daugther Sasha and Malia at the 'door of no return' in Cape Coast Castle Ghana.

Ariel view of the Cape Coast Castle.

Weapons used in the Cape Coast castle to fight intruders