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U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum
Ranked #11 of 168 things to do in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
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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
Fort Worth, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Enjoyed the tour!”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

Really enjoyed looking at this ship as it was very similar to the ship my husband had been stationed on in his Coast Guard days.

Visited August 2013
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Floating History”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

We have been to Key West several times and didn't want to see the same attractions again so we decided to visit the Ingham. Since my dad and husband were both in the military (WWII and Vietnam respectively) I love visiting military museums for the education and to honor those who served. The Ingham is a wonderful example of what life was like aboard a wartime ship. She has a long and distinguished service record from WWII and Vietnam and was also involved in catching drug runners. It is a self-guided tour with audio recordings, pictures and plaques that tell her story which I like because you can stop where you want to spend more time and not worry about holding up other people. The gentleman who owns the ship and saved it from being dismantled after it was decommissioned was there at the end of the tour. He was great to talk if you have any questions, and it is clear he truly loves the ship and wants to preserve it to educate future generations. There is an entrance fee of $10 but active military and veterans can get in for a reduced fee of $6. I think it is well worth the price to preserve this great piece of naval history.

Visited July 2013
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Tallahassee, Florida
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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Worth an Extra Day in Key West”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

My 14 year old son wanted to see this ship so we stayed an extra day in Key West. It was well worth it. You can't imagine what this ship went through. From hunting U boats in WW2 to drug runners between here and Cuba, wow.

My whole family learned a lot. My 17 year old daughter and I read the exhibits and photos for more than an hour. Well worth stopping in.

Visited July 2013
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Puerto Rico
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230 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Historical Tour of CG cutter”
Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed a self-guided tour of CG cutter Ingham. The ship is rich in history from WWII to Vietnam and all the way to Cuban refugees during the 80"s. It was de ommisioned in 88". I learned to appreciate Navy and Coast Guard living conditions while serving the country. Good set up !

Visited July 2013
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Silverdale, Washington
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77 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Knee-Deep Navy”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

It's a ship. I was surprised afterwards to learn I'd already seen this particular ship when it was still moored at Patriot's Point in Charleston. Nothing too special, but still worth a hit.

Visited July 2013
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