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U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum

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Address: Truman Waterfront, Foot of Southard St. By Ft. Taylor, Key West, FL 33040
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+1 305-292-5072
10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

327 Foot museum ship from WWII and Viet Nam. It is a National Historic...

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.

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Sunset watching

If you are in Key West on a Friday or Saturday night, come on out to the US Coast Guard Cutter Ingram. Escape the crowds and have a drink, relax, listen to 40's music, and watch... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kevin O
Aurora, West Virginia, United States
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Aurora, West Virginia, United States
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are in Key West on a Friday or Saturday night, come on out to the US Coast Guard Cutter Ingram. Escape the crowds and have a drink, relax, listen to 40's music, and watch the sunset. Best deal around for $5. (This includes one drink)

Thank Kevin O
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Incredible experience. The history of the ship is fascinating. The volunteers on the ship were very friendly and knowledgeable. Gives a civilian a feel for the conditions our service men and women deal with.

Thank Johbson
Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been to Key West a few times over the years and never realized this was even here! This is a fascinating find. I love military history, museums and sites, so this was perfect. The US is excellent at the preservation of naval vessels and this is no exception. The gentleman who owns it, and funds it, rescued it... More 

Thank LNT66
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The USCGC Ingham is an amazing piece of American history spanning multiple decades and participating in multiple wars that helped shape the future of US and foreign relations. There are not too many of these tangible historical monuments left. Worth the trip.

Thank Dan G
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although the tour is self guided using a laminated tour card aid, we spent nearly 2 hours checking out all the aspects of the ship. What an incredibly informative insight into the life of a ship that wore so many hats. Best $10 I spent all week!

Thank Dave C
Ogdensburg, New York
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great boat with lots of history. Found the owner to be rude and abrasive. On the other hand, the young man telling the history was very polite and informative.

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William V, Public Relations Manager at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, responded to this review

Everyone can have a bad day. The owner is an 80 year old Viet Nam decorated veteran. He has saved this National Historic Landmark from the scrapyard over the last 7 years using his entire lifetime savings so that visitors like yourselves and in particular the 8,000 children that visit can learn their American History. It is unfortunate that your... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the self-guided tour of this fascinating ship. My 9 year old loved touring the boat and I loved the history, photos and paintings. Was very quiet and we felt like we had the place to ourselves. Really well worth a visit as a break from the beach.

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Englewood, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a self tour of this ship, which was absolutely fascinating. The ship was used during the world wars, Korean War and Vietnam war. As you tour the boat you learn of the refitting to accommodate the changing times and technology.

1 Thank dorothyinmt
Machiasport, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a site so many overlook but if you like history, a story, authentic time capsules and military ships, don't miss this! This ship has a fabulous story and was very active in war, pursuits, engaging enemy forces and representing the Coast Guard and America at its finest. "Ingram" was decommissioned in1988 and sailors just walked off the boat... More 

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Spring Arbor
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a tour around the Cutter and we learned more than we ever expected. More appreciation for all that our men had to live through as they served us. Everyone needs to experience this opportunity.

Thank sjfort

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