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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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Not to be missed piece of history

We toured this wonderful old ship. Our conversations with the staff were very informative. The pictures and video were very interesting. There is so much history on this last of... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We toured this wonderful old ship. Our conversations with the staff were very informative. The pictures and video were very interesting. There is so much history on this last of the cutters involved in battles in WW2 through Vietnam. It was enlightening to see how the sailors lived and worked while on board. I urge everyone to visit this floating... More 

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New Albany, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow, did we ever learn a lot on our visit here. We went from deck to deck, taking pictures and reading the various. Great for history buffs, children get a kick out of this .

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Leonardtown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A tour of this ship will give an insight to the conditions sailors had to endure while out to sea. The cramped quarters and intense heat will make you appreciate these guys more than ever

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Coast Guard Cutter this morning. Guys on board we very helpful and it's great to make your own way around the vessel. A great insight into life onboard during difficult situations. 10 dollars of excellent value and helping to her available for decades to come.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting self-guided tour. A lot of history, photos and memorabilia from the Ingham. I went with my boyfriend who is a USCG veteran and he was thrilled!

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Morning View, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the tour of the coast guard ship. Our 7 year old nephew loved it. He was amazed at the size of the ship and the the guns on it. I enjoyed learning the history of the ship.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I have been to Key West numerous times and had no idea this ship existed. We stayed in the Truman Annex this trip and saw the ship within walking distance, so we decided to take the tour. We were all so glad we did... even our 5 year old. It's nice to see such a great piece... More 

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Lynn Haven
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited this ship on 12 July, 2016. The gentleman we spoke to served in Vietnam Nam and bought the boat. It is truly amazing to tour the boat and see how they worked. This boat actually sunk a U boat! Amazing photos and history of the Coast Guard. Do your self a favor and make time... More 

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Wimberley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk through tour of this historic ship is an excellent choice. You can learn the very interesting history of the ship and see how our seamen lived day to day. You will come away with a whole new appreciation for our folks at sea. I would caution that the companionways (stairs) are narrow and steep.

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Davenport, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a museum ship, so you will need to be walking and climbing up ladders. That being said, I really liked the presentation of the history of the ship. They had mentioned that is was going to be going in for rehab soon and the thought was that it might be the military grey instead of the USCG white... More 

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