Kumasi Fort and Military Museum: Home to graves of British casualties from the Yaa Asantewaa War

Kumasi Fort and Military Museum

Stories and facts

The Kumasi Fort, built in 1820 by Asantehene Osei Tutu Kwamina, resembles European coastal forts.

It was razed by the British in 1874 and reconstructed in 1897. During the Asante Rebellion in 1900, it witnessed a dramatic siege. Repurposed as a museum after World War II, it showcases Ghana's military history. Adjacent lies the British Military Cemetery, a reminder of the conflict's toll.

Open daily, except Sundays and public holidays, it stands as a tribute to Ghana's resilience and courage.

Explore the history of the Kumasi Fort and Military Museum below.



Be the first to leave a comment!