The Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and Memorial Park Ghana

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The Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and Memorial Park is one of the popular tourist attractions in Ghana. The park was established in honour of the first president of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah. It is the final resting of Ghana’s first president.

About Kwame Nkrumah

Kwame Nkrumah is a name that rings a bell in Ghana. It is not just popular in Ghana, the name also leaves a mark in African politics. He was the first Ghanaian indigenous leader. He became the first prime minister of Ghana and also the first president of Ghana. Kwame was also one of the founding fathers of Ghana. He was born on 21st September 1909, Kwame died on 27th April 1972. Kwame Nkrumah was an activist, a politician, a revolutionary leader and a democrat. He led the call for Ghana independence from Britain. He was among the heroes who fought for independence.
After 12 years of studying abroad and mastering the act of politics, he went back to Ghana. On arrival, he founded the Convention Peoples Party. He later became the prime minister, in 1952 when Ghana gained independence, he retained his position as the first president of Ghana.

kwame Nkruma statue

Nkrumah also designed the Ghana Flag. He got inspiration from the Ethiopian flag. Red stands for bloodshed, green for beauty, nature and agriculture, yellow represents mineral wealth, the black star symbolizes African freedom.
In 1966, he was overthrown through a coup. He then went into exile in Guinea and never came back. He died in Guinea they buried him there. After so many years, his body was brought back to Ghana. He was a Pan African leader and was well respected because he led the team that made Ghana the first country in Africa to gain independence.

About Kwame Nkrumah Park

The Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and Memorial park was commissioned in 1992. It became the final resting place of the former Ghanaian president. The park was formerly the location of the British colonial Polo ground In Accra. The same place where Kwame Nkrumah declared Ghana independence.
It is built on 5.3 acres of green land about 32 plots of land. The park also boasts of a museum, mausoleum and sculptures. It is surrounded by a beautiful landscape.

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During the colonial era, Ghanaians were prohibited from entering. This is the reason Kwame chose the location as a venue where he announce Ghanaian independence. He did this to send a strong message of freedom and to despise the British.

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The park has two parts the museum and the mausoleum.
The Mausoleum is surrounded by 14 flute bearers, a drummer and a local guitar player.
It is a very popular landmark in Ghana that serves as a reminder of the injustice, struggles, pains and freedom.

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The Mausoleum

Ghana’s foremost sculpture Don Arthur designed The Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum. It was made of fine Italian marble. With a black star at its top that symbolizes unity. The Mausoleum a fountain of water and sculptures surrounding it. Fourteen flute bearers, seven on each side.

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The symbol of the mausoleum symbolizes an upside-down sword. In the Akan culture, it represents peace. The Kwame Nkrumah mausoleum serves as the final resting place of Kwame Nkrumah and his wife Fathia Nkrumah.

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The Kwame Nkrumah Statue

Standing majestically in front of the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum is the bronze statue of Kwame Nkrumah. The statue is on the same spot where he stood to declare Ghana’s independence.

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Attractions At Kwame Nkrumah’s Park

Museum: This museum boast of furniture, clothes and personal effects and cars of the former Ghanaian leader. The museum has pictures of several world leaders that Kwame Nkrumah worked with during his lifetime. The Museum also serves as an archive for some of the events of his lifetime.
Fountain: There is a beautiful fountain that surrounds the Mausoleum. As of the time of visit, the fountain is currently not in use.

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Statues: This place has different statues, it is boasts of a bronze statue of Kwame Nkrumah and other 12 drummers.

statues of 14 flute men

Sitting Area: It also has a sitting area where you can enjoy the beautiful views of the park.

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Garden: It has a well-manicured garden with beautiful trees and flowers.

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Things to Do in Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and Park

Visit the Museum: The museum covers everything you need to know about this Kwame Nkrumah. It also features some personal effects from this great ruler and his wife. You can also read information about his life, education, career and family. You also get to see the car of the former President.

kwames car at the museum

Enjoy the Beautiful Views of the Garden: The park has beautiful greens, flowers and trees. You can take a stroll along the 5.3 acres of land as you enjoy the beautiful views. You also get to see the fountains, artwork and statues.

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Learn the History Of Ghana: If you want to learn about the history of Ghana, this is one of the many places to learn about Ghana’s history.

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Plan A Picnic: This is also a great place for family hangouts, picnics etc

The cost of Visiting the Park / Entry Fee

You can get tickets at the entrance of the park. The ticket varies in cost.

For Non-Ghanaian
Adult 10.00
Teenagers 5.00 GHC
Children 2.00 GHC

Ghanaian
Adult 3.00 GHC
Teenagers 2.00 GHC
Children 1.00 GHC

Use of Camera /Video
Ghanaian
Photos 30.GHC
Videos 40 GHC

Non-Ghanain
Camera (photos) 50 GHC
Video 90 GHC

Car Park 3.00 GHC
Musical Video 1,000 GHC
Product Advertisement 2,000 GHC

Significance of September 21st

September 21st is Kwame Nkrumah Memorial day, It is a public holiday to celebrate this democrat. It is the birthday of Kwame Nkrumah.

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Opening Time at Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum

Kwame Nkrumah Park opens daily from 10am to 5pm. It opens Monday to Sunday including public holidays.

Location of Kwame Nkrumah Park

Kwame Nkruma park is located in downtown Accra. It is located on High Street, Accra. It is opposite the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal in Accra, Ghana.

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How to Get to Kwame Nkruma Park in Ghana

If you are in Ghana, you can either board a bus, taxi or uber.

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Other Attractions Close to the Kwame Nkrumah Park

  • The Art Centre
  • The Independence Square (Black Star Square)
  • Jamestown Lighthouse
  • Ussher Fort Museum
  • Brazil House Museum
  • James Fort
  • National Museum of Ghana
  • Ga Mashie
  • Accra’s Sports Stadium
  • Labadi Beach

Lastly, your visit to Ghana will not be complete if you do not visit this place.

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