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“Very interesting!”

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum
Ranked #11 of 177 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. Open: Tuesday thru Saturday 10am to 4pm.
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities
Port Richey, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Very interesting!”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

I have never done this before so it was fun. The kids found it amazing to see the inside of the boat and everything on it. There is no air so it is warm but well worth it in my opinion. To cool off you can walk right next door to the Eco-discovery center which is free!

Visited July 2013
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New York, New York
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“A real Jewel”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Today I had the honor and pleasure of touring the Ingham Martime Museum. A
moving experience and a fabulous opportunity to learn about this highly decorated ship
which played an important role in our maritime history. The staff is wonderful, knowledgable and truly dedicated. when the ship was decommissioned the crew left everything intact and it's stepping back in time. it's a self guided tour takes about 60 minutes. As we were looking at the Captains quarters the director of the Musuem stopped to chat and unlocked the door to the quarters and let us wander around inside. Very cool. Do yourself a favor and stop by. The ship is docked near the entrance to Fort Zacary Park.

Visited July 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great History”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

My husband and I love history. Being in the Navy we love to look at ships turned into museums. It was extremely hot but the self guided tour was interesting in all that 50 years of active duty services that the ship did which covered several wars.

Visited June 2013
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very cool and interesting”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

The staff is excellent and let our family go on the tour after they closed. They are truly interested in everyone getting to see this ship and learn about it. It is a great experience and should be on everyone's list to visit and learn about our nation's history. This is strictly a voluntarily run experience.

Visited June 2013
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Brilliant WW2 ship.”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

You don't have to be an expert on second world war naval history to soon appreciate this is an outstanding artefact. A relic of the battle of the atlantic and the war in the pacific, this long serving vessel makes for a fascinating visit. As I understood it, the US Coastguard is part of the navy in wartime and this cutter served in the same sort of role as a destroyer. The staff on board are extremely friendly and helpful. The car parking is excellent and free. A Warship isn't designed for easy access so anyone with mobility difficulties will be restricted in some areas. Internally the ship has plenty of fans to counter the temperature and the displays of memorabilia are comprehensive.

Visited June 2013
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