Visit to Christianborg Castle (Osu Castle)
Updated: Jan 11, 2020
Osu Castle, originally know as Fort Chrisitansborg was built by the Danish in 1661. This fort known as the Christian's Fortress was named after the King of Denmark, Christian IV. For most of the castle's history, the castle has been the seat of government with some interruptions.
It also served as the place where late president of Ghana John Atta Mills is buried. In 2017, the castle was converted into a Presidential Museum as part of Ghana’s 60th-anniversary legacy project. It is to be a state of the art museum which would house presidential artifacts, presidential papers, waxworks of our presidents and also on display are personal possessions of past leaders like books, artworks and items of clothing to allow us to honour appropriately their memories. If you are staying in Accra, and you are either short on time or do not have the resources to travel to Elmina Castle, Osu Castle is the best option as it is in close proximity.