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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
Phone Number: +1 305-292-5072
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: 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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Must See in Key West

This now privately-owned US Coast Guard Cutter is without a doubt a MUST-SEE while you are in Key West. It is a true tribute to the men and women of the Coast Guard, and, in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Jacksonville, Alabama
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Jacksonville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This now privately-owned US Coast Guard Cutter is without a doubt a MUST-SEE while you are in Key West. It is a true tribute to the men and women of the Coast Guard, and, in wartime, when they are seconded to the US Navy. Although the boat was decommissioned in 1988, I would still consider it to be a living... More 

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Buckeye, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

History. The ship is absolutely flowing with history. The Ingham saw so much action in World War II, it is just astounding. This ship served as the Flag Ship for General MacArthur on his return to the Philipines. This is a tour that a whole family can enjoy and it has a ton of history to share. Go for it!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I could not help but be moved, imagining what it would be like to be a crew member on this much honored ship. 220 enlisted and 15 officers together in tight quarters over long periods, much of which, during dangerous war times. The tour is very whorthwile, just watch your step! Also,the $5 sunset event on Fri & Sat beats... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

I thought this ship,a venerable floating museum, was a hidden treasure! I was very impressed with the layout of this self-guided tour. Much of the ship seemed to be "frozen in time", with equipment and even some paperwork left in place upon the ship's 1988 decommissioning. The volunteer staff were very friendly and eager to share information about the ship,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We are not a military family nor military buffs. I do enjoy some good war movies here and there and find war docs interesting. Albeit, we were really moved by the history and condition of this incredible ship. Our 7 and 12 year old sons were also very engaged with the ship, it's narrow quarters, the vastness of the decks... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

The Ingham was interesting to visit. It's a self guided tour that took about an hour. If you've visited some of the mothballed WWII ships (Alabama, Texas, etc) then it's the same sort of thing, only smaller. I liked learning about the missions that the ship had in it's long history...quite a variety of operations! I visited in the spring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

For a $5.00 entrance fee, you can board this ship an hour before sunset on Friday and Saturday evenings to have a first class view of the famous Key West sunset. The fee includes a ticket for one free drink (beer, wine, or soda), taped music, and even a chair to allow one to totally relax! During the evening hours,... More 

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Alto, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Loved everything about this coast guard boat museum. So much history and so much to learn about this extraordinary boat. Not busy at all and you can take as long as you want since it is a self guided tour. All five of our kids loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Kids loved it and us too! Lots of info that is very well presented. Like a time capsule. Great views of the harbor too.

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Homer Glen, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Great time to learn about the dedication of our Coast Guard Service. Former Navy members will enjoy the history and time to remember their own service and share insights with family and friends. Self tour is well laid out and easy to do.

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