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Examine a rich collection of cultural significance at Ouidah Museum of History, which gives an intimate understanding of the region's history. Restored and reopened in 1967, the 1 hectare (2.47 acre) museum was once a Portuguese fort and slave trade center. The compound contains a chapel, military garrison and barracks, and a residence within its walls--though not all structures house exhibits. Head to the residence to inspect a variety of memorabilia and archaeological relics, some of which date back to prehistoric times. Should you need assistance, hire a trained curator to guide you through the museum. Put Ouidah Museum of History at the forefront of your travel plans using our Ouidah trip itinerary maker website.
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It is well worth walking the whole of the Route des esclaves. You can start from the Ouidah Museum of History and end at the gate of no return. The museum itself has some fascinating images showing...
It is well worth walking the whole of the Route des esclaves. You can start from the Ouidah Museum of History and end at the gate of no return. The museum itself has some fascinating images showing... more »
Worth a visit for the important but sad slave history. Also very beautiful architecturally and poignant. There were local guides and definitely worth getting one.
Worth a visit for the important but sad slave history. Also very beautiful architecturally and poignant. There were local guides and definitely worth getting one. more »
Getting to ouidah from the border was quite the distance, Ngl. But I was very surprised to see how great the city is. At the museum, you’ll learn a lot about the city’s history. Definitely worth the trip! I didn’t enjoy the immigration experience both ways to be honest.
A lot of history!!! You must hear and see for yourself. The history of the trans Atlantic slave trade and African kingdoms that existed during the time is truly a revealing one. It's amazing how black communities in the diaspora (in places such as South America and the Caribbean) have preserved certain elements of their culture for centuries and the striking similarities between those cultures and that of certain West African communities today. P.S. This museum needs a face lift however... without damaging the history; I felt that it wasn't in the best shape.
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