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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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Great historical self paced tours

Like the self paced tour with recorded information provided as we moved through the ship. Restrooms available on the ship if needed. Recommend you step aboard for a little... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Like the self paced tour with recorded information provided as we moved through the ship. Restrooms available on the ship if needed. Recommend you step aboard for a little Coast Guard history.

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Fairview Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We led ourselves on our own tour with a written guide. Very interesting history of this ship. It is definitely not for anyone with difficulty with stairs or walking. We also had the opportunity to speak with a former us coast guardman that was on this ship

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

A must if you come down to the Keys. You'll enjoy this ships history and service to the US maritime efforts

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Santa Maria, California
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14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Plus a great tour if you're a history buff! If you want to try something a little different than the busyness of Mallory Square, watch the sunset from the USCG Cutter Ingham. The self tour is fun and interesting! If you have kids, if you're a history buff, if your dad was in the Navy... They guys did an amazing... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The ship is kept in great condition. The docents are very friendly and provide a lot of information.

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Winter Park, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This was a great experience for my dad. He served in the Coast Guard in the 1960s. I took him and my mom to visit the Ingham while they visited in Key West. This ship has a lot of history. Thanks George for showing us around and preserving her, especially for guys like my dad.

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NJ
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

On our last trip to KW, we did the tour of the USCGC Ingham which we loved. When I recently read that they were hosting happy hour, we decided that was a must do. And we were right! For the $5 you pay to board, that includes your first drink which can be sangria, beer, or several types of soft... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Depending on where you stay, it is likely a bit of a long, hot walk for most. It is self guided which is nice so you can see the ship at your own pace. If you haven't seen such a ship, we hadn't, it is worth it. The guides, description and introduction need some work, pretty sparse and bit unkempt.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

What a great low key way to watch the sunset. Great view of the sunset and all the sailboats that go out ! Good times! Quieter than Mallory Square for sure!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

A local secret is that you can watch the sunset from the deck of the Ingham. The elevation of the cutter provides a terrific view and the volunteer crew do everything they can to make it fun. In addition you can bring your dog which for us is a high priority.

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