We had heard of this ship, that it was a self-guided tour, so we went! The attendants were very happy to oblige with our questions, and had many TV's with videos that we could watch about how this ship, came to its rest after being bought by the Coast Guard. We got to see the captain's quarters, pilot's controls, cafeteria, decks, engine room, and more! I spent an hour and an half touring it, because I liked history personally. I recommend this museum because not only is it interesting for kids, as it has many stops and windows into life aboard a Coast Guard ship, it also has many amazing views for picture taking or simply admiring the sea and the ship. Being self-guided, there was the possibility of being lost, but fortunately there are yellow arrows around the ship to help guide everyone around. The only downside to the ship would be that there are many steep stairs, being a real boat. Those were hard to climb but worth it.