• Bunce Island
    Bunce Island is arguably one of the most important historic sites for African Americans in Africa.  Located off the coast of Sierra Leone, it was one of the main trading ports during the trans-Atlantic Slave trade.  Many African American Ancestors passed through Bunce Island during the trade
  • Big Market
    Sierra Leone is known for its eccentric indoor marketplaces. One of the most eventful and exciting places to get an authentic Sierra Leonean shopping experience is at its famed “Big Makit (Market)”. Located off Wallace Johnson Street, this historic market has been popular since the 1800s.
  • Maroon Church
    In 1800, about 500+ Maroons from the mountains of Jamaica, arrived and settled in the city of Freetown, Sierra Leone.  These Maroons, consisting of several families were from the town of Trelawney (also known as Cudjoe’s Town), located near Westmoreland, Jamaica. This group of Maroons were the same group that waged the Second Maroon War in 1795 against the British.
  • King Jimmy Market
    Another one of Sierra Leone’s notorious marketplaces is the King Jimmy market that sits at harbor of Freetown along Wallace Johnson Street. The market gets its name from King Jimmy, a ruling Chief in the late 18th century who burnt down the first attempt at a free settlement by freed blacks from London.
  • Cotton Tree
    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”.
  • King's Yard Gate
    Between 1807 and the 1870s, tens of thousands of enslaved Africans were liberated across the Atlantic and settled in Sierra Leone. For thousands of these recaptives, many walked through the King’s Yard Gates located on Wallace Johnson Street. Many Liberated Africans crossed through the gates into the yard
  • Rogbonko Village
    A small village in rural Sierra Leone that not very far from Magburaka where Sierra Leoneans make the “shuku blai” that is similar to the Gullah “sweetgrass” basket. They are known to sew not weave these baskets.
  • Old Yagala Village
    Located in the north of Sierra Leone, near one of Sierra Leone’s most favourite of Villages, Kabala, is deserted hilltop settlement called Old Yagala. The town was once filled with stone houses as the entire place was designed as a defense against slave raiders