House of Slaves

House of Slaves

House of Slaves and its Door of No Return is a museum and memorial to the Atlantic slave trade on Gorée Island, 3 km off the coast of the city of Dakar, Senegal. Following its construction in 1776 AD, the House of Slaves became a holding center for African slaves to be exported. Converted into a museum and memorial in 1962, the House of Slaves now stands as a testament to the human suffering and devastation caused by the slave trade. The house was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978, as part of Island of Gorée.

Site Information

Country: Senegal

District: Dakar Region

Site History: 15th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Mixed

Later Cultures: Mixed

Site Features: Memorial Monument

World Heritage Site

Part of: Island of Gorée

Date of Inscription: 1978

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