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“Honored warship and good location.”

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 January 21, 2013

If nothing else, a nice spot on the historic waterfront. Great place to bike around, near Ft Zachery Taylor.

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

I really enjoyed the USCGC Ingham self-guided tour. It is a highly decorated ship, and I was surprised that more people were not touring it on the day I visited. You really get a close up and personal feel for how life was for the men serving on this ship. The veterans have done a nice job keeping the history alive, great tour!

Thank Ed M
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

Very nice tour of a Coast Guard cutter which saw 52 years of active service, and is the most decorated naval vessel still afloat. it had a crew of 240 so it's not the typical small cutter you might have in mind. if you like militaria you will love this!

1  Thank geifried09
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

The Ingham is very well kept by a very nice group of volunteers. The boat is a piece of history that you can walk through and see a snapshot of life for our service men in the 1940s. This should be a must-see for children when in Key West.

1  Thank Keith35094
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

If you have 1 hour (you will want to stay more I am sure) to visit this old girl, she will almost make you cry. She is one of the most heroic naval (not Navy) vessles to ever hit the seas in war and in peace. You can pretty much see every part of the ship, and you will learn first hand her storied and historic history form some very experienced Coasties who are also the "volunteers" who are maintaining her, and running these tours to fund her dockage and refittment.

I promise you that if you were ever in the military, or even have any military pride inside of you, you will want to find the Ingram and learn all about her.

1  Thank Bob D
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