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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 #5 of 69 Attractions 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: Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities
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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.
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities

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Oxford Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

This is absolutely an amazing tour! Since my husband is somewhat of a history buff, we have been on many a tour of old military vessels and this was by far the best! This ship was involved in three wars and as a result the history of the ship is stunning. When the vessel was decomissioned everything was left on... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

We just toured the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham. Very well presented self-guided tour of the most decorated U.S. ship. Reasonably priced at $10 (with discounts for military) it was very worth the time and price. We got to see almost every place on board. A great history lesson. NOT handicapped accessible, though. We went as a couple, but it... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

I will own the fact from the outset that we are a military family, as well as history buffs. But besides that, everyone should come walk the decks and passageways of this ship. You can almost feel the thousands who worked on it to defend us. As the docent tells you, they literally walked off the ship when it was... More 

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Peterborough, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

If you have any interest in the Coast Guard and/or history of US ships in general, this is an AMAZING opportunity to board a ship and feel like you were there. Very cool!

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Concord, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

There's lots to see on the self-guided tour of this retired Coast Guard cutter. You can walk through the entire ship and just feel the history.

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Key West, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

I absolutely love this place. Came here with my Uncle and Aunt while on their visit. Fantastic ! I would definitely recommend this place for a family event. Very interesting and I learned so much.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Great tour to do and you are supporting a piece of maritime history. The ship is just as it was left when decommissioned. A grand old lady. It is a self guided tour so take your time. Ingham is the most decorated ship.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

This is a great stop, the ship is exactly as it was left when the sailors departed. It is a self guided tour, but it is a place that you will recall, it can take you a few hours to tour. Be sure to visit the Eco Center next door - it is FREE!!!

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new smyrna beach
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

It is a beautful thing that not all ships are sunk for a reef. This is a wonderful piece of history, floating here in KW.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Our visit was solely due to seeing this museum rated very highly on TA and we were not disappointed. As previous reviewers have often noted, it isn't solely for 'boat' type people or for ex-service personnel. The Cutter has so diverse and long a history that everyone, even ex-pat Brits like us, will feel some connection to the ship. Atlantic... More 

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