Sierra Leone National Museum
The Sierra Leone National Museum has a small but fascinating collection of jujutrinkets and historical artefacts, including Temne...
The ornate Law Courts have been beautifully restored following considerable war damage. Located immediately east of the Cotton Tree.
The State House, up on Tower Hill and overlooking the Downtown area, is an example of the area's old Krio architecture, which features...
Balanta Music Academy
On the last Friday of every month, Balanta Music Academy opens its doors to the public for a great evening of student performers,...
Both the name and the food beat the decor at this local plasas spot. The menu changes daily, according to what's on-hand, but you can...
Cotton Tree information
Freetown's most famous landmark is the fat Cotton Tree in the centre of the old part of town. Nobody's sure if it can be quite that old, but some say the city's Black Poor settlers rested in its shadows when they landed in Freetown in 1787. Either way, the tree has witnessed a lot, including the invasion of a huge colony of chirpy bats that were kicked out by authorities in 2010 – rumour has it that one day the bats will return.