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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
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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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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What a piece of living history.

Easy walking distance from the cruise pier and Mallory Square. We had seen the cutter on our last cruise to Key West but did not have the time to visit. This was our stop after... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Sacramento
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Easy walking distance from the cruise pier and Mallory Square. We had seen the cutter on our last cruise to Key West but did not have the time to visit. This was our stop after lunch and we should have gone earlier as we almost ran out of time to fully experience the ship and speak to the docents before... More 

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Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just a few minutes further walking than most attractions but hardly anyone was there. Several great stories over several wars associated with the cutter Ingham.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

See and learn about this warhorse and the part it played in WWII and Viet Nam. This Coast Guard Cutter did a lot more than guard our shores. For history buffs and those unfamiliar with life at sea, this would be an interesting tour before or after time at the beach or a sunset at Mallory Square.

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Trenton, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This ship is preserved just the way it was when it served our nation. Looks like you could sail out of the harbor. That said it is not open to handicapped persons other than to seat on the main deck. The history of WWII naval missions in both the Atlantic and Pacific is very well documented. You can explore almost... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed close by, walked back to watch the sunset, great place, not crowded, hung out on the dock with a few others and saw am amazing sunset

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Peoria, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great opportunity to see what life is really like aboard a real Coast Guard ship that was in service for several decades. Neat to see bunk rooms, galleys, and munitions areas. Much of the original equipment is still in place (e.g., milk dispensers in the lunch room, radio equipment, bunk beds). Not sure how wheelchair accessible it... More 

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Fair Haven, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Coast Guard Cutter served from before WWII until after the Vietnam War. It saw extensive action throughout its history. This floating museum tells that history, and the larger stories that surrounded it in a low-key, but informative way. Any lover of maritime history will love this museum.

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Ocean City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Watching sunset from this ship was truly a wonderful experience - a glass of wine, a snack, and beautiful view. (Only open Friday and Saturday nights for sunset)

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Chestertown, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to watch the sun set, away from all the crowds and aboard an historic vessel. Admission price is modest and includes a drink. Lawn Chairs are provided along the rail to sit and watch the sun set.

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baltimore, maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My buddy and I visited the ship early one morning, after it just opened. The ship is really off the beaten path, on the way to Zachary Taylor, and in an area that is undergoing heavy construction for the new KW amphitheater and waterfront park. The ship saw active duty through the Vietnam war. We toured on our own but... More 

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