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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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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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A Grand Little Ship

This was a very interesting visit to a venerable old warship which took part in many battles from WWII, even sinking a u boat, and later serving in Vietnam. Upon coming aboard... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was a very interesting visit to a venerable old warship which took part in many battles from WWII, even sinking a u boat, and later serving in Vietnam. Upon coming aboard, you're given a short orientation and furnished with a map for a self-guided tour. While some of the ships areas are off limits, for good reason, there's enough... More 

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Close free parking ( hard to find in KW ). Best sunset view in Key West, very nice and knowledgable people on ship. It was a pleasant surprise even thou I been in area for sometime.. Great value!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Decommissioned Coastguard ship. Wasn't busy on a Wednesday afternoon. Friendly, enthusiastic people share info at ticketing kiosk. Tour was easily self-guided. Ship very accessible although there are three steep ladders. The ship is awesome! As though frozen in time. Really get a sense of what it's like on a working ship. We were impressed.

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Key West, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I was on the ship for a wedding reception on 4th of July. Yes, we could see the fireworks from the Cutter. It was breathtaking. I enjoyed walking around the ship and looking at every little nook and cranny I could get to. Easily there was enough room for the caterer, bar, dj, dance floor area and standing tables. This... More 

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Ebensburg, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We took our grandsons to the Ingham and we all loved it. What a great thing to visit. I'll go back on my own so that I can spend more time reading the exhibits

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brygar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great for history fans and those interested in military ships. No AC and ladders to climb. Not a problem for me, but be aware that mobility might be an issue for some.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

For anyone interested in American history or who could just enjoy a first hand experience exploring a military ship this is an excellent hands on museum experience. There is a comprehensive self tour that you take at your own pace that guides you though the entire historic vessel, and all along the way their are recordings and placards to guide... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I have been to Key West about a dozen times and didn't even know this ship existed! I am so glad we finally found it. It is set up so that you sort of make a circuit through the ship (just follow the arrows!). You start by going down into the ship to see how they lived while aboard, seeing... More 

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Leonardtown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A great tour if you like history. It really shows the conditions in which the Coasties had to live and endure for long stretches at seaA piece of history

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Key Largo, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I attended an event here. What a great idea to have the museum available to host events! Quite a unique venue! There were over 100 attendees and the ship could comfortably accommodate us. Never felt cramped. Only thing I avoided was the steep steps to the restrooms. Hey, it's a ship and when it was built, they didn't plan for... More 

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