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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
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Ranked #9 of 185 things to do 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: Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking
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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. Open: Tuesday thru Saturday 10am to 4pm.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking

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Rochester
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

My husband wanted to visit this ship....I was not sure I would enjoy it. I did! It was fascinating to tour an actual ship. The ship is set up well with good explanations, visuals and recorded tour information. This is well worth the visit. The volunteers were very helpful and well informed. We took our time to see everything, it... More 

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Long Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Loved how the ship was left in an unrestored state from its last date of service. Liked the bar coded links to websites accessible from your cell phone. They could really enhance ths visit by scheduling servicemen who frequently visit key west who served on the ship to give lectures or Q&A

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Excelsior
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This was an out of the way self guided tour on board a USCG Cutter that served in WW2 and Vietnam. It is one of the most decorated Coast Guard ships. While the tour is a little 'low rent' and has not been upgraded in some time, it is still a fascinating look back in time at our naval history.... More 

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Fultonville, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you want to see a bit of history just within walking distance of downtown Key West then this is a must. The self-guided tour affords you the opportunity to roam without getting the usual rushed feel. It was a joy to see teenage boys disconnected from devices and exploring all there was to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have a good time visiting the Cutter. It is a self tour with limited audio visual information. It was informative.

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Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My Husband and I really enjoyed this museum. The staff is reallly nice and I think everyone should go through it is truly amazing. When we go back in July we are taking our adult children through.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A self guided tour of an impressive ship. Volunteers are aboard to answer questions. Closed on Sunday and Monday. The ship was in service from WWII to Vietnam and is a fine example of a fighting Coast Guard Cutter.

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Stratham, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Wonderful self guided tour through a piece of maritime history. You get to see each aspect of the ship's operations and in the middle, there is a very well done pictorial history of the many military and humanitarian events in which the ship was involved. Definitely worth seeking out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

An excellent example of WWII/Korean War era naval ship. Lots of good information from the volunteers who have a lot to tell us about the ship and the experiences of the sailors. Open long hours, easy to reach, easy parking

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Box Elder, South Dakota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This is my second year as a volunteer greeter/docent and it is so much fun and so fullfilling. The Coast Guard used to have the Ingham in Charleston and was going to scrap her or sink her as an artificial reef when Bill Verge decided to keep her as a museum in Key West. This is one of the best... More 

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