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“Enjoyable personal tour through a piece of history” 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 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
Lyndhurst, New Jersey
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“Enjoyable personal tour through a piece of history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Looking for things I hadn't done yet in Key West, I happened upon the Ingham and was glad I did. For a small admission charge you get to go through the entire ship which has been left in the condition it was in when it was decommissioned in 1988. You see the quarters where the sailors lived, ate, and played. You can look down into the engine room and see the captain's and officers' quarters. A few of the locations had small audio clips which played. One area had numerous photos, outfits, etc. telling the history of the ship which was through so many wars. Throughout you do need to walk up and down the type of ladders you would expect on a ship, so be ready for that. At the end you're back on the top where you can get some great photos.

Visited November 2013
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“One of the best places”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Went here for my birthday. It was great. Self guided tour with audio recordings throughout the ship and a video. Lots of interesting history of the cutter itself as well as other similar cutters. Definitely worth an hour or two of your time.

Visited July 2014
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Georgetown
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“Great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Worth going to if you enjoy touring ships. Had a lot of history of this preticular vessel. Very interesting!!!

Visited July 2014
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Vienna, Austria
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“It's a boat”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was a pretty cool little stop over but there really isn't much to see except a reconditioned US Coast Guard Ship. If you love ships, then you will find this very interesting.

Visited April 2014
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“Hot! But history at it's finest!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Beautiful, retired uscg ship open for public tours. Access to so many spaces. Lots of stairs and stuffy in places. Go early morning like we did . We stayed an hour!

Visited July 2014
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