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“Hidden Jem of Key West!”

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 June 14, 2013

This isn't as popular of a Key West destination since it doesn't contract with the cruise boats, but it is a must-visit attraction. We brought our small children and elderly grandfather and we all had a wonderful time. They have the cutter setup very nicely for a self-tour.

Thank Leah L
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

this tour is self guided. They give you a laminated sheet with info on it that coordinates with locations throughout the ship. It's not air conditioned so the hot July day was a bit sweaty. Interesting history.

Thank Gonediving99
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

It was better than expected. Take your time, don't rush and if you have questions ask the volunteers. I suggest more advertisement at motel/hotels and maybe a combo with another attraction. The $10.00 dollars entry fee is fair.

Thank Martin5190
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

I've visited quite a few Navy & Coast Guard ships, but most are sterile, mechanical restorations. This ship presents life as it was the day it was decommissioned in 1988. Everything is in place as if the crew will return in a few hours.

The docent on duty (who said he is the owner) was VERY knowledgeable about the ship and the history of all its’ campaigns and would spend as much time as you would like to take.

If you are going to me in Key West, plan on seeing this. If you are not going to be in Key West, here is one reason why you should!

Thank Alan S
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is an incredible piece of history. As you go through the boat there are small bits of information describing the boat itself. Then when you get into the museum room there is an incredible amount of US Coast Guard and Naval history related to the wars and actions that this boat and other boats were involved in over the cutter's amazingly long commission. Well worth seeing for any history buff.

Thank JACfromDC
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