Fort Prinzenstein

Fort Prinzenstein is located in the eastern part of the Volta region of Ghana and is a captivating historical site of the transatlantic slave trade. 

 

 

 

 

1737

The Dutch abandon Fort Singelenburgh, possibly due to their support of the defeated Akwamu in the Akyem-Akwamu conflict.

1784

The Danish defeat the Anlo and impose a treaty allowing them to build Fort Prinzenstein. Construction of thefort begins.

1803

Fort Prinzenstein is used as a dungeon for slaves awaiting transportation to the Caribbean.

1980

Fort Prinzenstein is partially destroyed by the sea.

1991

ICOMOS Ghana, in collaboration with the Ghana Museum and Monuments Board and the Danish Embassy, initiates efforts to preserve the remains of Fort Prinzenstein.

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