Walking City Tour with Locals

ACR 126-201
Highlights
  • Oxford Street
  • Osu Township interactions
  • Christiansburg Castle
  • Independence Square
  • Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and Arts Centre
Program Overview
Country: Ghana
Depart: 04/01/2017 1000
Return: 04/01/2017 1700
Duration: Full-Day
Difficulty: Easy
Capacity: Min 15 / Max 30
Program Fee
$153 (early booking: $144)

Field Work Conflicts
  • PHIL 366 Philosophy of Aging
  • D 110 Understanding Dance
  • AM 250 Clothing, Adornment and Human Behavior

Start by driving to Osu, an indigenous town located east of the central business district where the walking tour will begin. Along with three locals sharing their experience, walk through Oxford Street, which features unique shops, restaurants, hotels, banks, handicrafts and local artifacts. Continue to the Christiansburg castle, a former Danish colonial castle that also served as the seat of the president during various periods. Participants will get the opportunity take a peek at the castle from the township while walking along the coast, interacting with the locals in person. The castle was the seat of the late president of Ghana, John Evan Attah Mills.

Our next stop will be the Independence Square (also known as Black Star Square). This site is the most important place in the country and is the site of Independence Day parades on March 6th of every year. On this tour, we will have the privilege to listen to the “Ghana Freedom Song,” while paying respect to the lives that were lost. After, we will proceed to Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, the final resting place of the first president of Ghana. The adjacent museum is full of photographs and artifacts to view.

The day will conclude at the Arts Centre where numerous stalls have traditional Ghanaian crafts available for purchase, including Kente, wood carvings, beads and drums. After some shopping, we will head back to the port.

Meals Included

  • Lunch