A Monument to Ghana’s Iconic Leader
Welcome to Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park. The iconic monument, a symbol of Ghana's independence in the heart of Accra, is the place to pay tribute to Ghana's founding father and first president, Kwame Nkrumah .
The History of Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
Kwame Nkrumah played a pivotal role in Ghana's struggle for independence. Leading the country to independence from British colonial rule in 1957, he became the country's first president. Nkrumah was known for his Pan-Africanism and his vision of a united Africa. His legacy continues to inspire all Africans. The Memorial Park is a fitting tribute to his life and work.
What to Expect at Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
The Memorial Park covers 5.3 acres, featuring a mausoleum that houses the remains of Kwame Nkrumah and his wife, Fathia Nkrumah, sculptures, monument and fountains. The marble mausoleum sits atop a platform that is accessible via a grand staircase. In the museum, you will find an exhibition about Nkrumah's life and achievements. The park also features the famous bronze statue of Nkrumah.
Information for Visitors
The Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park is open to visitors from Monday to Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm. Admission fees for non-Ghanaians are GHC 10 (approximately $1.70). Visitors are required to dress appropriately and behave respectfully while on the premises.
A few kilometres away from the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, you'll find the National Museum of Ghana, which houses a vast collection of Ghanaian artifacts and artwork. The Independence Square , with another iconic monument (Independence Arch), is also a great place to explore and a great addition to your travel list.
Why Visit Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park?
The Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park is a place of great historical significance and is an essential destination for anyone visiting Ghana. The park is a tribute to one of Africa's greatest leaders and explains about Nkrumah's life and achievements while moving towards freedom.
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