Attractions Category: Historic
The Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and memorial park is located in downtown Accra. The park is was built with longevity with its futuristic appeal in was built to honor Kwame Nkrumah (1909 – 27 April 1972) who led Ghana to independence from Britain in 1957 and served as its first prime minister and president. Ghana was the first African country to gain independence from the United Kingdom in 1957.
As you enter the park you are confronted by 7 bare chested male statuettes bearing flute blowers which blow out springs of water. Within the Ghanaian culture the flute and the blowing of flute are used to welcome dignitaries
The two main features of Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum are the museum and the mausoleum. The mausoleum is the actual place where Kwame Nkurumah was laid to rest. The mausoleum itself is built on l man-made island which is connected to the mainland by two bridges.
How to get to the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum
The park is right at the heart of Accra, so visitors will not find it difficult at all locating it. If you are lost just simply ask anyone for the arts centre or the old polo grounds upon finding these two places you are bound to find the the mausoleum.
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