The Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park is built in honour of the great African and iconic leader of Ghana’s struggle for independence from British colonial rule. The park is one of Ghana’s top heritage sites, and Accra’s favourite tourist attraction. Its visitors include several world leaders and presidents.
Inside the picturesque landscape of the park is the magnificent Kwame Nkrumah mausoleum, a marble pyramidal edifice where the remains of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and his wife Fathia lay.
There’s also a museum, right at the back of the mausoleum. Of all the artefacts in there, what I excites me are Kwame Nkrumah’s two grand pianos. It was kind of emotive for me when I saw those two pianos the first time I went in there. What songs did Osagyefo play, which song was his favourite?
The Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park is located downtown Accra on High Street (Prof. John Evans Atta Mills High Street). It is built on an old polo park where Nkrumah stood with his compatriots to declare Ghana’s Independence on the eve of March 6, 1957.
Though located in the central business district, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park has a peaceful ambiance where one could enjoy some calm away from the noise.
The beautiful architecture and landscape and water fountains make a breathtaking background for wedding photography.
Some other iconic landmarks close to the park are the Supreme Court of Ghana; the old Parliament House; the Centre for National Culture or the Arts Centre where there’s a tourists’ market; the Independence Arch and the Black Star Square.