Ghana has very interesting tourist sites which depict a true Africa origin. Most of these sites are located outside Accra, but there are several historic significant ones located in Accra. Since time and resources will not permit for visits outside Accra, concentration will be on the ones within Accra. Accra has a beautiful historical landmarks and infrastructure that are interesting to experience. Some of the tours will be by bus and others a combination of walks and bus. The Flagstaff House (the presidential seat) for instance is not opened to the public but will be good for participants to have a view and hence a bus tour around the area will be appropriate. Other sites to be visited will include the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, University of Ghana, Black Star Square, Parliament House, Museum of National History, National Theatre and the Accra International Conference Center. For those who may want to explore indigenous Accra, a tour can be organised to see some of the local fishing communities and the traditional markets, including the arts and culture market where variety of Ghanaian and African articrafts can be purchased.
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
This park houses some collections of Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first leader’s personal belongings, including the smock he wore while declaring Ghana’s independence, as well as copies of personal correspondence and numerous photos of him and various world leaders. The monumental statues are full of bronze. You can also find fountains and wandering peacocks, with the mausoleum of the great leader at its heart.
The Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
University of Ghana
The University of Ghana, the premier university and the largest university in Ghana was founded as the University College of the Gold Coast by Ordinance on August 11, 1948 for the purpose of providing and promoting university education, learning and research. Currently, the university ranks 10th position in Africa and 1st in Ghana. It has a number of colleges and institutes and prides itself in its beautiful infrastructure and landscape.
The University of Ghana
The Parliament House of Ghana is the official seat of the Speaker of Parliament of the country and also serves as Parliament of Ghana. It also has offices which serve offices for the members of parliament. The beautiful thing is that, the architectural structure was designed by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana and built in 1965.
The Parliament House of Ghana
Black Star Square
The Square is a public place and host major national events such as Independence Day celebration and inauguration of Heads of State, among others. The square was commissioned by Kwame Nkrumah to honour the visit of Queen Elizabeth II. Construction ended in 1961 and it was named “Black Star Square”.
The Black Star Square
The museum houses a fascinating collection of Ghana’s historical treasures. The exhibits housed under the two-tiered rotunda of the museum comprise much more than Ghanaian Culture alone, and include a collection of the neighbouring West African countries as well as an archaeological department located in a hall on the first floor.
The National Museum
The National Theatre of Ghana was built by the Chinese and offered as a gift to Ghana. It was officially opened in 1992 and it is governed by the National Theatre Law 1991, PNDC Law 259. It has a building area of 11,896 square metres (128,050 square feet) and has a complicated construction moulding and novel exterior features. When looked at from a distance, the whole structure looks like a gigantic ship or a seagull spreading its wings.
The National Theatre