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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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A little old school but very authentic

I was initally interested in visiting the U.S. Coast Guard Ingham because Ingham is my mom's maiden... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Orlando, Florida
via mobile
Interesting US Navel History!

If you have some extra time while visiting Key West The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingnam is worth a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Key Largo, Florida
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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. It is the last American Warship afloat to have sunk a German U-Boat (626) in WWII. It served as the Flagship for the seaside operation of General MacArthur's return to Corrigedor in the Philippines. She served from 1936 to 1988.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“self guided tour” (184 reviews)
“u boat” (34 reviews)
“floating museum” (18 reviews)
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Southard St, Key West, FL 33040
Southard St, Key West, FL 33040
+1 305-292-5072
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was initally interested in visiting the U.S. Coast Guard Ingham because Ingham is my mom's maiden name. But, after going through the museum I was impressed with the amount of detail offered. There isn't a formal tour and the audio that is motion sensored...More

Thank 123Lovetotravel360
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you have some extra time while visiting Key West The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingnam is worth a trip. Allow at least 2 hours to be able to see everything and read about this ship. All personnel are very friendly and informative. If you...More

Thank mobyman16
Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the signs "open for all", mostly closed for public - nothing of particular interest there - an old coast guard boat ...More

Thank Geneva2009
William V, General Manager at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Haven't got a clue from this reviewer so I can respond properly. Obviously didn't come aboard. The only thing we do is open to the public. We are not government or Military and get 16,000 public visitors annually. (see previous reviews). If the reviewer means...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great floating museum and well worth the stop. Lots of interesting history aboard the ship. The caretaker is very knowledgeable. Help support keeping history alive by making a stop here.

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The self-guided tour allowed for a lot of access all over the vessel. There are several ladders to climb and levels to explore. You can see how the sailors lived, compare the enlisted men to the officers and the captain. Everything from 1988 is left...More

Thank C M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is poignant that Key West was heaving with crazed New Year revelers as we arrived at US Coast Guard Cutter Ingham to find tumbleweed blowing through the dockyard. We were met by a very knowledgeable young man who gave us a introduction to the...More

Thank pcgrowler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a great time exploring the ship. It’s a veritable time capsule from the 1980s when it was decommissioned. It was a real privilege to see the loggers serving US war ship in US history. The volunteers at the shop were...More

Thank Dan D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

More than just a museum, this is an actual coast guard cutter built in 1936 and decommissioned in 1988. The cutter is moored down at the end of Southard St. For the $10 admission fee, you are permitted to board and tour the vessel which...More

Thank m4hnidj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful! Lot of history, beautiful view of the harbor. Very informative. Hands on. Great experience.

Thank Letshavefun1991
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Ingham ship during a cruise port stop to Key West. The gentleman who collects admission fare is informative and gives brief history prior to self guided tour. Enjoyable experience touring this ship Admission $10

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Sandra W
18 November 2017|
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Response from Yacht1999 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Not really....
31 July 2017|
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Response from jenjmurray | Reviewed this property |
Within a 10 minute walking distance
19 April 2017|
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Response from places2c25 | Reviewed this property |
This comes 2 months late but others have stated, there is no food or cafe on board.