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“Great museum for the USCG!”

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum
Ranked #11 of 180 things to do in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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. It is the last American Warship afloat to have sunk a German U-Boat (626) in WWII. It served as the Flagship for the seaside operation of General MacArthur's return to Corrigedor in the Philippines. She served from 1936 to 1988.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking
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!

1  Thank CMMichelX2
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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!

1  Thank rndmann
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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!

2  Thank Rubi164
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

Found this absolutely amazing museum by accident and it was the best part of our trip. We were amazed! I've been going to Key West for 15 years and never knew about this ship. Take the tour. The tour operators were super knowledgeable and kind. We arrived at the very ending of their hours and they still let us go through, take our time, and gave us soooo much information.

4  Thank N S
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

Ingham became the oldest active duty and most decorated Navel vessel serving the United States. Then in 1988 she became decommissioned and is used for a museum.

1  Thank SCSunkist
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