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U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum

Truman Waterfront, Foot of Southard Street, Key West, FL 33040
(305) 292-5072
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Ranked #8 of 82 Attractions in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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87 reviews 87 reviews
29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Pretty neat attraction, although we went for my husband's sake and not for mine. It was cool to see how well-preserved the ship is, and all the ancient artifacts from the 1980s (a lot of which you will still see in your parent's home!). Beware, there are a lot of narrow, steep stair/ladders involved, so if you're not able-bodied it's... More

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Albany, New York, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Valiant attempt at preservation is deteriorating before your eyes. Only a question of time before this gallant, historic vessel is scrapped. The owner is attempting to "keep afloat" a treasure for which there will never be enough money.

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My husband enjoyed this while I shopped. He is a fireman and marine guy so he loved it. Worth the stop

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Nashville, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Good place to go on Key West if you have teen or middle school boys, although I think my daughter and I enjoyed it just as much. Guides knew their, stuff and took the time to answer questions and share their love for the vessel. Great for history buffs!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This old cutter has some wonderful history to share. I really liked the fact that it looks exactly like it did so many years ago. I learned a lot!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

If you really want to enjoy Sunset, the Cutter Ingham is the best deal in town. Five dollars not only gets you the best view on the island, it also pays for your first beer or wine (good selection on both... especially the fresh Sangria). It's a relief to enjoy the relaxing crowd of mostly locals with plenty of free... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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93 reviews 93 reviews
30 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is an old Coast Guard cutter that was left in the same condition the day it was decommissioned. It is fun to see how the cutter men used to live while at sea. Lovingly maintained. See old logbooks and equipment.

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Ingleside, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Moored in the harbour, this ship is a little off the well-trodden tourist path but well worth the detour to step back in time. In contrast to other ship museums (USS Midway in San Diego, for one) this has been left almost as she was on the day she was decommissioned. It has a haunted atmosphere, as though the crew... More

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Midland Park, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Even though this is a little off of the beaten path, it is well worth going to if you have an interest in WWII or the USCG. The ship is in excellent condition, the tour is self guided and very interesting. I was aboard her for two hours, well worth the visit!

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Irwinton, Georgia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This was a great place to get a feel for history. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Very enjoyable time spent there.

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