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La Maison des Esclaves

Goree Island, Dakar, Senegal
+221 33 849 61 61
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Touching experience

a must to do, a very interesting and touching experience, I recommend to visit this place if you... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Afaf85
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Rabat, Morocco
A great day trip

First of, it's a historic place. It's been through a lot of twists and turns and it's reflected in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
heckfy
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Pleasanton, California
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This centuries-old house served as a processing center for African slaves.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“slave trade” (52 reviews)
“slave house” (27 reviews)
“sad history” (15 reviews)
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Goree Island, Dakar, Senegal
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+221 33 849 61 61
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"slave trade"
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"slave house"
in 27 reviews
"sad history"
in 15 reviews
"ferry ride"
in 8 reviews
"beautiful island"
in 12 reviews
"de goree"
in 6 reviews
"tour guide"
in 17 reviews
"holding cells"
in 4 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 16 reviews
"dark history"
in 4 reviews
"don't speak french"
in 4 reviews
"small beach"
in 4 reviews
"local art"
in 4 reviews
"day trip"
in 13 reviews
"interesting place"
in 7 reviews
"first floor"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

a must to do, a very interesting and touching experience, I recommend to visit this place if you get the chance to go to Senegal,the guide will tell you a lot, everyone deserves to be Free!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of, it's a historic place. It's been through a lot of twists and turns and it's reflected in it's character. Also, it's just a pretty place and a boat ride makes the trip even better.

Thank heckfy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to arrange a visit to Goree Island -- a short boat ride and a modest fee. Be sure to hire a guide or you may miss some of the important historical aspects of the island (regarding the slave trade that funneled through this location...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

touching stories you would ever want to know about the history of slavery in Africa. alot to learn,,,

Thank Junsu L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was at the slave house and I saw the females room, males room, point of no return, children's room and weigh room and management office upstairs.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visitors to this important and sad part of world history should take the time to experience what happened in this house. We were lucky to have a professor of history deliver an address in the open courtyard of this slave house. A few steps from...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We visited Gorée Island and stopped here. It’s the last remaining house of its type. It was a somber experience yet very captivating. To imagine what happened here. It’s a must see if you visit the island.

Thank Kendra N
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

We contacted a guide at the "port" of the arrival after stepping off of the ferry that goes between Dakar and Gorée. The man spoke some English in addition to being fluent in French which was a nice surprise as French is the standard. He...More

Thank Visited_athens
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

Goree is a strikingly beautiful island with a dark history. The boat ride over is a little chaotic, and be forewarned that even kids need to show some sort of ID before they can buy a boat ticket. Unlike many other reviewers, I did NOT...More

Thank HappyTrails2069
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Gorée Island is a beautiful, peaceful place. Taking a short ferry journey, during which time you get to see the beauty of the Island from the approach, before disembarking to explore the small island. Senegal is the birth place and homeland of my husband and...More

Thank Janine_Mbaye
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Najwa D
7 March 2018|
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Response from seed37 | Reviewed this property |
You can actually travel to the island on the ferry. Just ask the cab driver to drop you at the ferry. Be sure to check the ferry timetable. And allow half an hour before ferry departure since there are plenty of security and... More
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travelbug1956pa
17 January 2018|
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Response from WanderingTom2008 | Reviewed this property |
I got to the dock at 9AM and got to the island before 1000. I was the first to the Maison des Esclaves. I got a private guide and was done before the crowd. I had to bring my passport. They did not accept drivers license.
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RiRiAtlanta_Georgia
14 March 2017|
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Response from PABADOU | Reviewed this property |
about 30 minutes by cab. suggest you call a company called "pick me +221781169691 or +221338250111". very clean air con wifi cars. take you to the port from airport usd 10. last boat from goree is not at 4pm . you can even... More
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