Fort Batenstein is a historical fort located in Butri, a town in the Western Region of Ghana. The fort was originally built by the Dutch in the 17th century as a trading post for gold and other valuable commodities.
Brief history of Fort Batenstein and why it was built
During the colonial era, the fort changed hands several times, with the British and the Dutch both occupying it at various times. It was used as a base for suppressing the slave trade and enforcing colonial authority in the region.
Visiting Fort Batenstein today and what to expect
Today, Fort Batenstein is open to visitors as a museum and historical site. Visitors can explore the fort and learn about its history, as well as the wider history of Butri and Ghana. The fort is considered a significant tourist attraction in the region, and attracts visitors from around the world.
The entrance fee to Fort Batenstein varies depending on the type of ticket you purchase and whether you are a Ghanaian or foreigner. the ticket prices were as follows: (prices subject to change)
Ghanaian adults: GHS 5
Ghanaian students: GHS 2
Foreign adults: GHS 20
Foreign students: GHS 10
Please note that these prices are subject to change, and it’s always a good idea to check with the site directly for the latest information.
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