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U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum

Southard St, Key West, FL 33040
+1 305-292-5072
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US Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum

If you are in Key West and tired of the drinking and drunk people, take the short trip to the US... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2016
Barbara M
Columbia, South Carolina
More there than meets the eye

Lots history to this ship Many awards Saw action in all theaters up to 80s Self guided... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2016
Jan R
Bowie, Texas
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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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Southard St, Key West, FL 33040
+1 305-292-5072
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

If you are in Key West and tired of the drinking and drunk people, take the short trip to the US Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum and peruse this incredibly decorated floating warship. The history alone with the wars fought by this cutter is...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Lots history to this ship Many awards Saw action in all theaters up to 80s Self guided tour Ship is owned by former crew member who retired from this boat Boat was left just like it was with every thing still in place but secret...More

Thank Jan R
Reviewed 9 June 2016

We have a son in the military and found it amazing to feel the confines of the living and work space in the ship. I have greater respect for our veterans. Great tour, very nice staff.

Thank lgoulet2016
Reviewed 8 June 2016

4 of us went on this tour. The men were both in the Navy back in the day and they were great guides giving us more history than the signs. I loved the tour. One word of warning is that there are a lot of...More

1  Thank PollyP563
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

While I'm not a history fan, this was a pretty interesting tour. It was very interesting to see the inside of the ship and the artifacts. This tour would not be possible for someone with physical disabilities or elderly. There are a lot of tight...More

Thank Ashley R
Reviewed 4 June 2016

As a family, we always make time to visit retired US Navy or Coast Guard ships. We all love it, the history, memorabilia, and especially if you are lucky enough, 1st hand accounts of when the vessel was in operation. Each ship, including the Ingham,...More

Thank urban_girlie
Reviewed 3 June 2016

This was a piece of history I wanted to see. I thought my kids would love since we have a boat ourselves and spend lots of time on the water. It is like walking through a time capsule. The ship was retired in 1988, so...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 1 June 2016

This is a working museum of the Coast Guard's most decorated cutter. The Ingham saw duty in both the Pacific and Atlantic theaters in WWII and is now lovingly maintained by a private organization.

Thank Chuck N
Reviewed 23 May 2016

this is cool to take some pictures of the coast guard ships, sometimes there is a navy ship or two in the harbor. They do offer tours in the coast guard ship for i think $10, i could be wrong on the price, can't remember.

Thank EcoTraveler13
Reviewed 22 May 2016

This attraction is quite a jewel. It was like walking through a time capsule. It's amazing to see how technology has changed in our lifetime. The staff was great and enthusiastic. Loved this!

Thank Cherylquiltnut
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Is there a restaurant or café onsite
18 April 2017|
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Response from Daveh-indy | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no food
The hours say 10 - 4 but that must obviously be for the museum and gift shop, not sunset. At what time and on what days can we visit for the sunset? what is the admission for this? And I was told that there are beverages available and we can bring our own snacks. Is this accurate? Thanks!
18 July 2016|
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Response from William V | Property representative |
Sunset happy hour is only on Friday and Saturday evening from 1 hour before Sunset until...check the paper or App for sunset time as it changes daily. Boarding fee is $5.00 which buys your first drink. Beer wine and Sangria... More
I'm confused. Is this a visit to the ship or to the museum?
6 March 2016|
Response from Don_MaryAnn | Reviewed this property |
Hi Roberta, a retired U.S. Coast Guard Cutter named Ingham, has been converted to a museum. bonus- very rare Free Parking