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James Fort

Charles Sablah
Jamestown is a quiet and picturesque fishing village in old Accra. With clustered houses and dilapidated buildings, this neighborhood in Accra can be easily forgotten if not for the James Fort. Built in 1675 by the British, the fort was used to imprison slaves and has been used as a prison until 2008. Although the place is in a somewhat decay now, it still resonates of the city's past. A walk through the ruins of this old place gives a feel of the past of Accra and the nearby village is as interesting to interact with the locals and watch them go about their daily lives.