We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Review Highlights
Great history!

First of all, GO COAST GUARD. Ship has a lot of history! Very cool seeing it the way it was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
via mobile
Great visit

This is a great piece of history in key west. The ship and staff are very nice and informative... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jeffrey C
Read all 935 reviews
All photos (380)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“self guided tour”(192 reviews)
“u boat”(35 reviews)
“floating museum”(20 reviews)
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...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
See all hours
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
As featured in Key West getaway
West End of Southard St. Truman Annex Waterfront Park, For GPS 51 East Quay Rd., Key West, FL 33040
+1 305-292-5072
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Key West
from US$21.45
More Info
from US$16.11
More Info
from US$63.00
More Info
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 10, 2015

If your a Veteran or just someone who enjoys maritime history. I recommend you take a couple hours to check this place out. It is very interesting and you can learn an awful lot if you take the time to. I would definitely say to...More

7  Thank USMC_Recon_2003
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed January 8, 2016

This Treasury-class Coast Guard cutter was built before WWII, sank a German U-boat, and won 2 unit commendations during her 50+year long active duty. She is in fine shape, and the self-guided tour was first-rate. Unlike other museum ships, when this cutter was taken out...More

3  Thank mcdh4561
Reviews (935)
Filter reviews
879 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews self guided tour u boat floating museum military history engine room world war ii active duty amazing ship piece of history own pace amazing history great museum great tour happy hour watch the sunset great visit lots of history
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 879 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First of all, GO COAST GUARD. Ship has a lot of history! Very cool seeing it the way it was decom’d. Some steep ladders but is doable.

Thank Izzy825
Reviewed yesterday

This is a great piece of history in key west. The ship and staff are very nice and informative.. You will learn a lot and nice break from the sun and streets and traffic. Great people.

Thank Jeffrey C
Reviewed 6 days ago

The entrance fee is well worth it. This ship was decommissioned in late 1980s and served a long time. It was left with everything intact, including dishes in the drainboard. Logs were left, too. The history of this ship was very interesting.

Thank Mary_Author
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great tour. The volunteer staff members were so knowledgeable and helpful. As they told us during our conversation, it’s a time capsule that has been preserved. Well worth the visit.

Thank MyBeau
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take time to see the ship and enjoy the new park around it. Also great place to watch the sunset. There is a water area for kids and a climbing area too.

Thank Daveclark007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exceptional self guided tour through an amazing ship and the role it played in WWII and the Vietnam Conflict.

Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well done by museum staff - cutter INGHAM appears to be in very good shape, and self-guided tour is easy to follow yet very informative. Many soundbites and video clips augment the tour. If you're a lover of ships, of history, or of the Coast...More

Thank X7932YYericb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This ship has done it all. From saving lives to providing artillery support in Vietnam, this ship has literally done every mission in Maritime service and was the most highly decorated vessel in the Fleet. This is a Must See in Key West!!

Thank Fletcher W
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

if you enjoy history this will definitely resonate with you. it was a great diy tour along and inside the ship. all original artifacts are still intact from uniforms, to cigarette packs and it gives you a feel of what it was like to live...More

Thank genevaayala96
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Was a great DIY tour of this vessel. It was a great history lesson for our children. We truly enjoyed the walk thru.

Thank giolo
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 51 nearby hotels
Hyatt Residence Club Key West, Sunset Harbor
353 reviews
.52 km away
The Saint Hotel Key West, Autograph Collection
636 reviews
.60 km away
Crowne Plaza Key West La Concha
1,290 reviews
.60 km away
Pegasus International Hotel
766 reviews
.65 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 475 nearby restaurants
Santiago's Bodega
4,800 reviews
.41 km away
Blue Heaven
12,820 reviews
.49 km away
Glazed Donuts
866 reviews
.61 km away
Frita's Cuban Burger Cafe
588 reviews
.59 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 737 nearby attractions
Harry S. Truman Little White House
5,566 reviews
.45 km away
Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center
1,322 reviews
.40 km away
Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
5,858 reviews
.25 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Sandra W
November 17, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Yacht1999 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Not really....
July 30, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from jenjmurray | Reviewed this property |
Within a 10 minute walking distance
April 18, 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from places2c25 | Reviewed this property |
This comes 2 months late but others have stated, there is no food or cafe on board.