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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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Under appreciated "must do" Key West attraction!

Tour the most highly decorated U.S. naval vessel of all time. The cutter served in both WWII and Vietnam. Highly educational and interesting tour both top-side and down below... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Tour the most highly decorated U.S. naval vessel of all time. The cutter served in both WWII and Vietnam. Highly educational and interesting tour both top-side and down below with lots of displays, films, and signage explaining the ship's operations.

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Juneau Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This ship, built before WWII, is one of few remaining that served admirably in that conflict. Early in that war, only these cutters carried enough fuel to escort convoys all the way accross the Atlantic. (The US Navy and Canadian Navy assisted part way, and then closer to UK, the British Navy met and provided further protection. This is why... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Key West shouldn't be just beaches and bars. Touring this historical Coast Guard cutter is a pleasant and educational way to spend an afternoon. Build before WWII, this cutter saw action in the Atlantic and Pacific, and stayed in service through the Vietnam War. Make sure to come back to join those viewing the famous Key West sunset from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

This ship has a very interesting history active in service from 1936 to 1988. The last active US ship to sink a German U-Boat the U-626 was involved in many campaigns. A bit off the beaten path but worth finding if you like military history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We found this by accident, and we are glad we did! After days of trudging up and down Duval Street, we needed a calm, quiet, interesting place to be. It was informative, cheap, off the beaten path, but easy to get to. Allow about 1 1/2 hours to tour. What I wish I had known earlier in our trip is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is an interesting piece of history. Might not be appropriate for small children as there was many pieces of written history and not much of hands on. Not for those who suffer from claustrophobia. Some of the passages are very tight. There is a lot of history to take in and the displays are well laid out. The ship... More 

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Farmington, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My husband, a former member of the USCG found the tour highly informative and great memories of his time with the service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Well looked after. Volunteers had carefully arranged fans all around the boat, so it wasn't too hot. An interesting piece of history all around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The self guided tour is very complete. Our intrduction done by a well informed guide before the self tour. The ship is very much intact.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

It was a nice self-guided tour. Follow the arrows painted on the floor to find your way. You will be climbing up and down original ladders to get to the different decks. At the end is a display of different things. Fans going in the areas but very stuffy and musty smelling. I enjoyed learning about her voyages but was... More 

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