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Slave Sites | Andrew Jackson's Hermitage Plantation
Situated at the mouth of the Gambian river, the island is home to one of the many forts that dot the West African coast - crumbling reminders of the centuries-long transatlantic slave trade that tore millions of Africans from their homes. As Jabang steered his blue-painted wooden boat through the water, he gestured towards Kunta Kinteh, whose ruined fortress shaded by giant baobab trees is threatened by erosion. Many have seen a surge in visitors this year, which marks years since the first record of African slaves arriving in North America. Some who live and work in the shadow of the landmarks see the sites as a reminder not to let history repeat itself.
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But True! Slaves were imprisoned here in appalling dungeons prior to departure. This was the door leading to the slave ships.
Historical documents reveal little about slave houses at The Hermitage. However, Hermitage archaeologists have located thirteen slave dwellings in three different areas of the property: the work yard north of the mansion — used mostly for house slaves, the Field Quarter, and First Hermitage areas — used for skilled and field slaves. Most of the slave dwellings on the property were very similar, two room structures with two 20 feet square, single-story rooms. They featured a small loft most likely for children to sleep , one door, one window and a fireplace.