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“A piece of history” 5 of 5 stars
Review of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum
Ranked #12 of 161 things to do in Key West
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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
Toronto
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142 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“A piece of history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

This ship has been on display since 1988 when it was decommissioned a lot of time and money has gone into preserving the ship and making an interesting floating museum - while I am not a "boat' person I found it truly interesting and well worth the 2 hours we spent on board

Visited November 2012
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Palm Bay Fl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nice museam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Im ex navy and have always had the greatest respect for the Coasties, They have an old cutter from WWII and they give a nice tour of the ship and an idea to those who don't know all that the coast guard does to ensure our safety on the water and in our country.

Visited November 2012
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Hell, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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...

Visited November 2012
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Hopewell Junction, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“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

Visited November 2012
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Atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“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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