Historical and Tourist Locations in Badagry

Top Places to Visit in Badagry – Lists of Things to do in Badagry – Badagry is a coastal city that shares a border with the Benin Republic. There are lots of places to visit in Badagry. Apart from the places to visit in Badagry, the city also boast of several adventurous and cultural events.
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Slave History Theme Park
(Point of No Return)

The Journey to the Point of No Return, Gberefu Island, Badagry starts with taking a boat ride from the Badagry Slave Port on the Badagry Marina. The boat ride from the Badagry Slave Port is less than a 5 minutes boat ride to the Gberefu Island port. From The Gberefu jetty, the hiking begins where you will do a fifteen to thirty minutes walk along the original slave route down to the Point of no Return. Along the route is the Attenuation well. This is one of the major attractions of Gberefu Island.

Badagry Heritage Museum
/Badagry Slave Museum

The building, which currently houses the Heritage Museum, was a former District Officer’s office during the colonial era, built in 1863. It has now been converted into a museum, which carries compilation of slave trade artifacts, relics and pieces of information, which are quite intriguing to see and learn about.

First Storey Building in Nigeria

The building, which is located in Badagry, Lagos was built in 1845 by missionaries. It holds a lot of history and was erected by Reverend Henry Townsend, a missionary from the Church Missionary Society (CMS). This building still has most of its original features. It still stands because they used durable materials, which were brought in from Britain. Interestingly, the 172-year-old building is also known to be where Ajayi Crowther translated the Bible for the first time ever from English to Yoruba.

Fetch Water from the Miracle well – The First well in Nigeria

Miracle Well – he explained that this is what the locals call it as a result of the many miracles credited to it. The guide then shared the testimony of a lady who visited the building, drank the water and delivered a baby after 15 years of barrenness.

Despite being extremely old, the guide told me that it has never been polluted or gotten dirty. This is might explain why people who live in the area still get their drinking water from it. A few children troped in to fetch water from the well while I was there

Mobee Slave Relic Museum

Mobee Royal Family Slave Relics Museum Badagry (Museum) is located in Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria. Address of Mobee Royal Family Slave Relics Museum Badagry is NO. 1 BOEKOH QUARTERS, MARINA BADAGRY Badagry Local Government, Lagos, Nigeria. Mobee Royal Family Slave Relics Museum Badagry can be contacted at +234 806 409 7917. Mobee Royal Family Slave Relics Museum Badagry has quite many listed places around it.

Seriki Williams Abass Slave Museum

“Baracoon” a Portuguese word, which means slave cell or prison, is a compound with 40 slave cells. Each slave cell was used to keep 40 slaves who would stay there for days before they were taken to “the Point of No Return”. Built by Brazilian slave merchants in 1840, the baracoon was handed over to their collaborator Chief Seriki Ifaremilekun Williams Abass, who was once a former slave boy. The compound has been converted into a museum and it was declared a National monument in 2003.

Nigeria French Language Village

You can also visit the Nigeria French Village which is an Inter-University Centre for French studies. It was stablished by the Nigerian Government in 1995 to encourage learning of the French language in Nigeria.

Spirit attenuation Well

History has it that anyone who drinks from this well will lose their memory and will never think of escaping or returning home. The Spirit attenuation well has the powers to erase memories of any slaves who drink this water. It is located along the original slave route.
Badagry Slave Route - Fatherland

2km Badagry Original Slave Route / The Slave Port

You also get a rare chance to see the Slave port and the original slave route where slaves were meant to walk before being taken out to an unknown destination, It is a fifteen to twenty-five minutes walk depending on your pace.

Whispering palms

is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Lagos. It is located on eight acres of land overlooking the lagoon. It is a perfect destination for tourist enthusiasts. Whispering Palms boasts of a mini zoo, chalets, beautiful scenery, water sports, swimming pool, boat ride etc
Badagry Slave Route - Fatherland

Agiya Tree Monument

This is the location where Christianity was first preached in Nigeria by two missionaries namely Henry Townsend and Thomas Birch Freeman in 1842. When the colonial masters came, they also brought the missionaries who also came to preach the Gospel of Christianity. It doesn’t matter your religion, It will be a nice experience to visit this historical site and knowledge that Badagry has to offer. By now you should know that Badagry is the first when it comes to most historical events in Nigeria.

First Primary School in Nigeria

The St Thomas Anglican Primary School was the first primary school to be built in Nigeria and the building is still standing till date. It is located at Topo Badagry. This edifice was built in 1845 to foster communication between the natives and the then British rulers.

The first Secondary school was however built-in 1955 known as Badagry Grammar School which is still in existence till date.

Badagry king’s Palace

You can also stop by at the King’s palace to pay homage, you never can tell you might just get to see the kings or chiefs and possibly take pictures.

Coconut Beaches in Badagry

Coconut Bbeach is located ion the coastal town of Badagry, west of Lagos State.The beautiful beach surrounded by coconut trees is about twenty miles towards Nigerian Border and the Republic of Benin.
Accessible through Lagos-Badagry expressway, Coconut Beach is surrounded by holiday resorts where revelers could refresh while visiting the beach.
Coconut Beaches in Badagry

Vlekete Slave Market

Unlike every other regular market where goods and commodities are sold. The Vlekete slave market is the market where slaves are auctioned and sold through trade by barter. It was built in 1502 by the Portuguese. the slave market is also an intriguing historical landmark with over 18,000 slaves sold at this maket. Within the Vlekete slave market is Vlekete Shrine where issues regarding disputes are addressed.

Suntan Beach

Suntan Beach is a government owned (public) beach west of Lagos city. It’s located about a 15 minute car ride from the border of Benin Republic.

Suntan Beach is located in the heart of Badagry, Lagos. Suntan beach is a hidden jewel. It looks clean, homely and is attractively set in an area surrounded by coconut trees, giving an impression of a coastal area. It also provides a pleasant enjoyment with safe swimming conditions for all categories of guests.