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U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum

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Address: Truman Waterfront, Foot of Southard St. By Ft. Taylor, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: +1 305-292-5072
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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327 Foot museum ship from WWII and Viet Nam. It is a National Historic...

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.

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World War II Time Capsule, very cool.

This is a very interesting museum (boat floating at dock). You can take your time walking though and truly get a peek for what it was like to be on a WWII war ship. This coast... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a very interesting museum (boat floating at dock). You can take your time walking though and truly get a peek for what it was like to be on a WWII war ship. This coast guard cutter Ingram was manned by over 100 men and was in actual combat, sinking a U-Boat. This is a self guided tour so... More 

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Clifton Park, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kudos to the extremely knowledgeable staff. Loved talking to the 'owner' and general manager. Tour was fascinating - loved the pictures and memorabilia. A couple of very steep staircases between levels of the ship but manageable. A true treasure with an owner and staff preserving the honor this ship deserves.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating self guided tour of the ship. Lots of historical photos and artifacts throughout. My 13 and 10 year old sons enjoyed really it.

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Venice, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're interested in military ships, the Ingham is well worth a visit. I was fascinated to learn of its storied and decorated history, which includes serving as flag ship for Gen MacArthur on his return to Corregidor in WWII. The self-guided tour takes you to most parts of the ship and is well documented with audio and photos.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My last warship experience was the USS Midway in San Diego and whilst the Ingham is smaller the experience and history is just as interesting and important. The self guided tour is well 'illustrated' and gives a real insight into how it must have been on what was of course a true fighting vessel. In fact I felt that all... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sunset from the deck of the USCGC INGHAM may have been the highlight of our trip to Key West. For a very small fee you can board the ship, take a seat, have a complimentary drink and watch the sunset over the Gulf. The ships owner regaled us with stories of the naval history of the bay area and his... More 

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Forget the craziness of Mallory Square, and take your sunset pictures here! They limit the number of people they allow onboard, so you'll have plenty of room to sit, take photos, and have a drink. What a great surprise to discover this gem!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

History Buffs will absolutely love this museum. Others will appreciate the portrayal of this ship and its crew as it served from WWII thru Vietnam ending with its mission of saving lives. It is a time capsule filled with so much memorablia. With so much to do in Key Wesr, mark this as a "must do". Well worth it. So... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

My husband was in the Coast Guard for 22 years and it was an honor to be allowed to tour this wonderful piece of history. If you can't do narrow stairs, not a tour for you!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

This is a must see if your a history fan. What a story this ship has to offer. Basically a self guided tour with personal touches from the owner. Both the ship and the owner are the same age by the way! We loved it. Easy walk from the Annex for us. They also do sunset cocktail hour on Friday... More 

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