Monrovia Historical Tour
Embark on a historical journey through the capital of Africa’s first independent Republic, Monrovia. Formally known as “the city of Christ” or Christopolis, this little city holds a tremendous amount of antiquity. Nestled in Monrovia’s highest point, Ducor Hill is Liberia’s first defense facility, Fort Norris, the country’s first lighthouse, a monument honoring our first president, Joseph Jenkins Roberts, and the remnants of Liberia’s first five-star hotel (the first in West Africa), The Ducor Hotel. Our country’s Declaration of Independence was signed at Liberia’s oldest and most prestigious church, Providence Baptist Church on July 26, 1847. Treat yourself to a full walk through of this sacred place which was built in the early 1800’s by returning Americo-Liberians. Monrovia’s historical gems also include the grave site of the country’s most distinguished president, William V.S. Tubman, the Centennial Pavilion, and Providence Island where Liberia’s first town was established in 1822. End the tour with shopping at the African arts center where you'll find hand-made jewelry, African masks, crafts and souvenirs. Make sure to chat with the store keepers as they are encyclopedias of Liberia's cultural and traditional heritage.
Duration: Approximately 3-4 hours, Transportation not included in the price