Created By: University of Southern Indiana
This tour of Freetown goes through 10 sites of major importance to the development of Freetown and Sierra Leone. The tour starts with the Freetown Estuary and its early significance which was the initial focus of early development in the area. The tour the explores the Freetown Settlement which was founded by former slaves and free blacks from the "New World." The tour explores numerous colonial sites and their implications during colonial times. The goal of this tour is to showcase the sites that were foundational to the free black settlers, liberated slaves, and the colonial forces between the 1780s and the 1830s. These sites and the history around them still influences Freetown today in politics, religion, culture, and infrastructure.