Fort Saint Anthony, also known as Santo Antonio, is a historic fort located in Axim, a coastal town in the Western Region of Ghana. It was built by the Portuguese in the 16th century and served as a trading post for gold, ivory, and slaves.
A brief history of Fort Saint Anthony also referred to as Fort Santo Antonio
The fort was later taken over by the Dutch in 1642, and then by the British in 1872, before being abandoned in the 19th century. It was restored by the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board and opened to visitors in 2015.
What to expect when you visit Fort Saint Anthony today
Today, visitors can tour the fort and explore its various chambers, including the governor’s quarters, the chapel, the prison cells, and the gunpowder magazine. There is also a small museum on-site that displays artifacts and information about the fort’s history.
The cost of entry to Fort Saint Anthony may vary depending on several factors such as your nationality, age, and whether you are part of a group or traveling solo. It is best to contact the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board or the management of the fort directly to obtain current and accurate pricing information.