Africa in the City – Port of Spain, Capital

2 hours/US$35 per person; 2.5 hours/US$40 per person

The history and heritage of Africans are all over the city of Port of Spain; you just have to know where to find them!

Come with us as we unlock the stories of battle, conquest and victory from historical times to the present day.

In downtown Port of Spain, we will show you where the Emancipation Proclamation was read in 1834 and again in 1838, and take you to the iconic Woodford Square, the site of much revolutionary activity, but also the place of much pain for the African.

Our tour will take you to Belmont, one of the suburbs of the city, formerly called Freetown because of the number of Africans who sought refuge there after enslavement was over. We will show you where the ordinary people of the city, led by stick fighters, successfully took on the British militia to save the T&T Carnival.

For an extended city experience we will venture to Fort George in St. James, another suburb, where you will be enthralled by the stunning views overlooking Port of Spain and learn of the significance of this site to the African community.