The Christiansborg Archaeological Heritage Project
Osu, Accra, Ghana

Welcome to the Christiansborg Archaeological Heritage Project (CAHP), a study of Christiansborg Castle (today, known as Osu Castle), one of Ghana’s most important heritage sites. Over the years, Christiansborg Castle has served several important functions: a trading entrepôt during the trans-Atlantic slave trade; the seat of colonial government administration; and latterly, the Office of the President of the Republic of Ghana.

Today, ‘The Castle’, as it is locally known, is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The Christiansborg Archaeological Heritage Project is a community-based project. Since 2014 a team of Ghanaian researchers, including Osu community members, professors and students, has worked together to learn more about the history of the castle, particularly the people who lived and worked there.

Discover more about the Christiansborg Archaeological Heritage Project by visiting The Site, The Project, Research and News where we will have regular updates on our progress and share our stories.

Read about the community and also the educational contributions we are making by visiting Community Engagement.

You can also learn more about the people and organizations who have helped us by visiting Supporters.

Lastly, please Contact Us should you wish to learn more, participate or support our project.

Thank you,
Prof. Rachel Ama Asaa Engmann

Prince Charles visits Christiansborg Castle 3 November 2018

Prince Charles Visits Christiansborg Castle, Osu Accra Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, visited Christiansborg Castle as part of his three country African tour.  The castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, former seventeenth century European trading post, Danish and British colonial seat of government administration, and Office of the President of the Republic of Ghana.  Today, it is locally known as ‘The Castle’ or ‘Osu Castle’. Prince Charles was escorted by Dr. Hon. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, the Member of [...]