• Cultural, Family Friendly, Historical, Sightseeing

Explore Jamestown

  • Accra, Ghana
  •   20
  • English


James Town is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Accra, Ghana. This vibrant and historically rich area is a must-visit for anyone interested in exploring the cultural heritage of Ghana. Let me take you on a tour of James Town and give you a glimpse into its fascinating past and present. Explore the iconic lighthouse, a symbol of James Town. From here, we’ll wander through the narrow streets, lined with colorful colonial-era buildings, and soak in the lively atmosphere. As we walk, you’ll notice the unique blend of traditional Ghanaian and European architectural styles.James Town is a neighbourhood that embodies the spirit of Accra, and this tour will leave you with a deeper understanding and appreciation for Ghana’s rich cultural heritage.


From the meeting point to the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum to gain a deeper understanding of the history of Ghana’s first president.

Stop at the Jamestown Café shop and enjoy a cup of Ghanaian coffee or tea.

Visit the Ussher Fort to learn about the history of the transatlantic slave trade and Ghana’s role in it.

Visit the James Fort to learn about the history of the transatlantic slave trade and Ghana’s role in it.

Start your day at the James Town Lighthouse. Enjoy the panoramic views of the neighborhood and the coastline.

Take a walk through the fishing harbour and observe the bustling activity of the local fishermen and take pause for a local cuisine as lunch.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can explore James Town on your own if you feel comfortable navigating the area. However, hiring a guide is highly recommended as they can provide historical context, stories, and local insights that enrich your experience. A guide can also help you navigate the neighbourhood and communicate with locals if needed.

Yes, there are opportunities to buy souvenirs in James Town. Makola Market, located nearby, offers a wide range of handmade crafts, accessories, clothing, and more. Additionally, some local artisans in James Town sell their crafts and artwork, providing unique and authentic souvenirs.

Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes in James Town where you can enjoy local Ghanaian cuisine and refreshing beverages.

Yes, you can take photographs during the tour. However, be respectful of locals and seek permission before taking pictures of individuals or private properties to ensure you are being culturally sensitive.

Most attractions in James Town, such as the lighthouse and forts, have entrance fees that are usually affordable. The specific fees vary.

James Town is generally safe to visit, especially during the daytime. However, like any other urban area, it’s always advisable to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions such as keeping an eye on your belongings and being aware of your surroundings.

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting Point

Somewhere Nice, Cotton Avenue, Accra

End point

This tour ends back at the meeting point.

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