Historical site of the week: Kasubi Tombs (1880)

A UNESCO World Heritage Site and originally Kabaka Muteesa I’s palace (1880-1884), the graves of Muteesa I, Mwanga II, Daudi Chwa II, and Mutesa II are found in the main house, the Muzibu Azaala Mpanga. Bujjabukula, the gatehouse is where Muteesa I lived from 1880-1882, awaiting completion of the main house. Ndoga Obukaba is the house containing the royal drums.

After a devastating fire in 2010, the main house is currently under re-construction.

Historical Buildings and Sites Project

Historical buildings and sites in Kampala, Entebbe, Jinja, and Fort Portal have been documented with their history and significance to Uganda. The purpose of the project is to preserve and conserve historical buildings. Read more about the project here 

Check out our key resources on this project
Beyond the Reeds and Bricks; Historical Sites and Buildings in Kampala, Jinja, and Entebbe
The photographic book documents the history of historical buildings and sites in Kampala, Jinja, and Entebbe. The book is sold at 150,000 shillings at Aristoc Book in Kampala and it is available at CCFU offices in Kampala.

Uganda’s Built Heritage mobile App
The App documents the history and location of the historical buildings and sites in Kampala, Jinja, and Entebbe. Download the mobile app using the links below;

Androidhttps://m.apkpure.com/uganda-s-built-heritage/ug.tyrohq.ccfu.builtheritage

iPhonehttps://apps.apple.com/us/app/ugandas-built-heritage/id14575536

Historical Buildings and Sites
Find out more about Uganda’s historical towns and cities, and their iconic buildings and sites from your mobile phone or tablet. Respective city maps can be downloaded below;

Kampalahttps://crossculturalfoundation.or.ug/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Kampala-Historical-Buildings-and-Sites-Map-May-2019.pdf

Entebbehttps://crossculturalfoundation.or.ug/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Entebbe-Historical-Buildings-and-Sites-Map-May-2019.pdf

Jinja:https://crossculturalfoundation.or.ug/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Jinja-Historical-Buildings-and-Sites-Map-May-2019.pdf

Fort Portalhttps://crossculturalfoundation.or.ug/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/2019_Historical-Buildings-Map-of-Fort-Portal-CCFU.pdf

Read more about our work in regard to the preservation and promotion of Uganda’s built heritage
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