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U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum
Truman Waterfront, Foot of Southard St. By Ft. Taylor, Key West, FL 33040
+1 305-292-5072
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Ranked #10 of 187 things to do in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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: Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities
Hell, NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Really good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Hidden informative gem in keywest, not like any other overrated attractions. Family and young kids loved it...

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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

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Atlanta
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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!

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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!

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