Jamestown Lighthouse

We’re at the Jamestown lighthouse, an iconic structure from the 1930s in one of Accra’s oldest neighborhoods. This site, once a British port, is being renovated into a fishing harbor by the Chinese. Jamestown, along with Dutch Accra and Danish Accra (Osu), marks the beginnings of civilization in the Accra plains. Nearby is Fort James, with dungeons and tunnels that connected to slave ships. The first British slave ship to leave from here arrived in Jamestown, Virginia. In 2019, the Year of Return marked 400 years since this event, prompting African-Americans to journey back to their roots.