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U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum

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Address: Truman Waterfront, Foot of Southard St. By Ft. Taylor, Key West, FL 33040
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+1 305-292-5072
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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327 Foot museum ship from WWII and Viet Nam. It is a National Historic...

327 Foot museum ship from WWII and Viet Nam. It is a National Historic Landmark. INGHAM served our country from 1936 to 1988 and in 1985 was the most decorated ship in United States Service as noted in a letter from President Ronald Reagan in the exhibit room.

Open: Tuesday thru Saturday 10am to 4pm.

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Served aboard 2 of her sister ships in the north atlantic.

A learning experience. See what the USCG had done over the years. Brought back memories for me as I had served on sister ships.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 February 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

A learning experience. See what the USCG had done over the years. Brought back memories for me as I had served on sister ships.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

this was 10.00 but very interesting. a lot of history attached to this cutter. loved seeing all the pics inside the ship of the past historic cruises.. thank you to friendly people running the attraction

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

We stumbled upon this museum riding bikes one day a couple of weeks ago. Well let me tell you it was such a great decision to enter this landmark. It is truly a step back in time and an inside view of what it was like to be in the coast guard on a highly awarded Coast Guard Ship. It... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

The Ingham is a slice of history that spans over 50 years of naval history. The tour covered many below deck spaces, with a lot of audio visual materials to tell the long history of this ship. We learned many things about the role of this ship in World War II and also a glimpse of life on board. Well... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Easily overlooked piece of history in Key West. Upon boarding the ship we were met by the private owner, he explains to us the legacy and basic information. Surprisingly the site is maintained by pvt donations. The ship itself is in good condition though not recommended for people with height fear ssues as there are stairs which are pitched highly.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Drinks, retired military and a beautiful ship in the middle of Key West. Colors at sunset. Such a nice way to remember our Great Country!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

If you've never been on a naval vessel, this is well worth a visit ... gives one a whole new understanding of the cramped quarters in which our Navy and Coast Guard men and women serve. This ship is credited with the sinking of a Nazi submarine in WWII, and the on-board displays and walking tour are very interesting. Just... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

1: Ship is in remarkable condition considering its age. 2: Tour gives access to most of the ship - quite surprising. 3: Suggestion: A little better lighting in the engineering spaces so we could see more from the catwalk - but I'm an engineer so perhaps I'm the only one who cares about the boilers and turbines. 4: Bridge is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

If you are a history buff this museum is for you. I thought I knew a lot about WWII but was surprised to find out the important role of the coast guard cutters.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

I go on this ship every year when i visit and learn something new each time. if you can, it's a must see and do. Great staff full of knowledge and very friendly

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