A powerful symbol of Freetown

In 1792, over a thousand black Americans arrived at the shores of Sierra Leone, having gained their freedom and eager to establish a settlement they would call Freetown. One of the first symbolic gestures they made was to gather underneath a big tree and sing praises and prayers for the journey to their “Zion”. This 200+ year old tree still stands tall and wide right in the heart of Freetown and remains one of the most captivating things to see in Sierra Leone

Cotton Tree

Cotton Tree

Cotton Tree
Cotton Tree
Cotton Tree
Cotton Tree
Cotton Tree
Cotton Tree
Cotton Tree
Location

Cotton Tree

Cotton Tree,
32 Walpole Street,
Freetown,
Sierra Leone
Attraction Type
Site
Address

32 Walpole Street
Freetown
Sierra Leone

Region
Freetown