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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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This was a very interesting tour. It is all self guided. Take your time and stroll through the ship. While this is one of the most decorated ships from WWII, it is not funded by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Lafayette, Louisiana

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This was a very interesting tour. It is all self guided. Take your time and stroll through the ship. While this is one of the most decorated ships from WWII, it is not funded by the government. Please go and your tour price helps to fund the ship. Great guys on board to answer questions, help you along.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The USCGC Ingham is a superb attraction and an excellent value. It is extremely well preserved having been towed from its decommissioning shipyard directly to where the vessel sits today. Many of the spaces appear as they would have been the day of its decommissioning voyage: clipboard, messages, paperwork in the staterooms and ship's office, Damage Control gear at the... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Lots of rich history. Gives you a look into the past. You are able to tour the different levels with a clearly marked pathway so that you can experience all of the little nooks and crannies of this vessel.

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

This was such a pleasant surprise. We happen to see this ship on our way to the Eco Nature Center right by Fort Zacchary Taylor Beach. Was a little hesitant at first because of the entrance fee. I think it was $10 adults and $5 for kids. But we decided to give it a chance. Boy was it worth every... More 

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Sayville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

great piece of american history, authentic ship. staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. The ship is infortunately not wheelchair accessible in sections, but there is still plenty to see.

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Columbus, Mississippi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

They had a lot of the areas marked off so you couldn't see them. It was ok if you've never been on a ship before but I wouldn't waste money to see it again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Worth it if you've never been, but we've seen many so it was just "ok" Kinda off the beaten path and barely worth verturing in to see, unless you really have never been on such a ship. Great if you have younger kids who can be bothered to be fascinated for you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It's a rare gift to walk through a notable piece of history. Changed my perspective on the daily trials of those serving on a ship. So much work in such hot, close quarters. It's well worth a little sweat. Be sure you're wearing good shoes, there are several ladders to climb.

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Winsted, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We went through the entire ship and every turn uncovered a new piece of history. We were awestruck by the artifacts and overall experience of learning about three wars. On top of that, we were shocked to discover that the ticket taker was actually the OWNER of this great ship who saved the Ingham from the scrapyard. KUDOS!!! Don't miss... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

this ship is really old and was only taken out of service in 1988. This is a must thing to do in Key west

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Additional Information about 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
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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