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“The have a head onboard”

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: Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed June 20, 2013

From the deck you can see the Atlantic ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Tight quarters for the crew. You get to see every nook and cranny of the entire ship.

Thank FCalvin
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

The museum is located on the boat itself and tells the story of the boat which was active for 52 years (the most decorated vessel of the US Navy). You learn about WWII, Vietnam War and about the role of the Coast Guard during these war times. The guide on location told very interesting facts as well. If you are interested in Marine history (or war history) you should definitely visit this museum!

Thank ttvvuu
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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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