Back to the top
Maison des Esclaves

Dakar, Senegal

Maison des Esclaves is a striking red house that overlooks the port of Dakar on the Atlantic Ocean and shares the history and narratives of the vast transatlantic slave trade. Since established as a museum in 1962, it has told personal stories of a private home and the role of its owners in both local business and the slave trade. It has welcomed thousands of visitors, including Nelson Mandela, Pope John Paul II, and Barack Obama.