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“Well worth a visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum
Truman Waterfront, Foot of Southard Street, Key West, FL 33040
(305) 292-5072
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Ranked #7 of 83 Attractions in Key West
Type: Military Museums
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking
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Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking
Hopewell Junction, New York
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“Well worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Amazing history behind this ship, very well decorated during war time and peacetime as well. The ship has been well preserved and you get a real world feeling going into the ship. Great museum, especially if you are a military or history buff or just like boats. The ship looks as if the crew just left and time stopped the moment they left the ship. You take a self guided tour at your own pace with no one rushing you along, take as many pics as you want. You can find the ship docked by Fort Zachary as you walk or drive toward the beach

Visited November 2012
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“Very well preserved ship, both for old sailors and those who aren't”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

This cutter was well used, and when it was turned over to be a museum it was left fully functional. It's been a long time since it was moved, but, theoretically, it still can get under way. When you go below decks it still SMELLS like a ship. The exhibits on board give you a good idea of what serving on her really meant.

Visited October 2012
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Key West, Florida
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“Great museum for the USCG!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This is an awesome learning tool for people of all ages! The CG is very important to America and serves our citizens in MANY ways from rescue to drug interdiction to keeping our fishing waters clean and safe to keeping our ports safe!

Visited November 2012
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Winter Haven, Florida
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“A must see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

This is a terrific experience! We took our three children & everyone loved this. It is a self guided, walk through tour. Lots to see & explore. The ship is beautiful & has been preserved just as the last crew left it when they disembarked. Don't miss out on a wonderful opportunity!

Visited October 2012
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Miami
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“Flashback into the Past!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We came across this ship while driving around the Keys. We have a little boy who loves anything military, and found this to be such a cool adventure! Definitely not a place to take little ones under 2yrs, but we managed with our trio. The tour was self-guided, with arrows pointing the way, and a guide map to lead you along. There were recording in some sections to give you a feel of what it must have felt like to be on that ship when it was in working order.
I highly recommend you paying this ship a visit!

I forgot to mention...there are no elevators, or wheelchair access...from what I saw. There are very narrow steps which made it difficult with 3 small children. There were vending machines at one end with chips and soda/water. It was pretty hot, but if you keep walking it's not a burden.

Please enjoy. It was a pleasant experience!

Visited August 2012
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