We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum

Address: Truman Waterfront, Foot of Southard St. By Ft. Taylor, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: +1 305-292-5072
Website
Improve this listing
96%
Ranked #6 of 94 Attractions in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Museums
Owner description: 327 Foot museum ship from WWII and Viet Nam. It is a National Historic Landmark. INGHAM served our...
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Military Museums, Museums
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities

Hotels near U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum

Write a Review

373 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    261
    98
    14
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Alexandria, VA
Top Contributor
610 reviews 610 reviews
302 attraction reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

The USCG had an impressive career from World War II in the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Philippines through the Korean and Vietnam Wars and then back to the Florida Straits to fight the drug war. The cutter is anchored in the Key West harbor with self-guided tours throughout the week. An interesting path through various decks to get the full flavor... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

If you like US History and military monuments this is definitely worth checking out. Small entrance fee that goes towards supporting its conservation. The ship is a time capsule from when it was decommissioned in 1988. Everything was left on board except sensitive documents. It is a self guided tour. The volunteers running it couldn't have been nicer. While you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
St.Petersburg, Florida
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
315 helpful votes 315 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Fantastic tour with tremendous historical significance. The gentlemen running the tours were knowledgeable and friendly. Don't miss the sunset opportunity on Friday and Saturday evening!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Illinois or Panama
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My husband is a former Coastie and we loved the US Coast Guard Cutter Ingham museum. It wasn't crowded, the volunteers added so much to the experience. We are so glad we went on a whim!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
32 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This museum is located on board a decommissioned coast guard cutter, and the tour is self-guided. Provided is a laminated sheet with numbered stops to guide you. Arrows on the floor help show you where to go. Each room is laid out fully with furniture and accessories just as they would have been when the ship was in use. Because... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

Very interesting self guided tour. A must see if you are into u.s. Militar history. Plus a great view of the ocean on the top deck.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Highly recommended. Price is right and the ship is very interesting. Visiting key west with another couple and we all enjoyed it.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Hamilton, NJ
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
15 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Great self guided tour of the Coast Guard Ship. Took about 90 minutes to do the tour and read a lot of the historic info. You can take as long or as quick as you go. A lot of the sights are inside the ship, so if it's a rainy day, would be a good time to go as well.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Carmel, Indiana
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
31 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My husband suggested we ride over to this museum and check it out based upon all the TA reviews. I was pleasantly surprised at how much fun we had. Our boys ages 10 & 13 thoroughly enjoyed it too. I had no idea what the Coast Guard really did! It was very interesting learning about this ship and the service... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Was totally surprised about the history of this Coast Guard Cutter. Has incredible history and whole ship was an interesting museum . well worth the time and entrance fee.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum also viewed

 

Been to U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?