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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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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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A must see

Had another visiter tell me about the ship sonwe went to check it out. What an amazing history behind the is ship. Well worth the time to check this out.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 March 2016
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Had another visiter tell me about the ship sonwe went to check it out. What an amazing history behind the is ship. Well worth the time to check this out.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

If you have a military background, you will find this ship a great place to tour. It is constantly maintained by volunteers who have done an excellent job keeping it in great condition. It even has some of the original supplies that were in the ship when it was decommissioned.

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Plymouth, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Come one come all (military for sure) visit the USCGC Ingham for Friday or Saturday Sunset. Comes complete with an included beer, wine or soft drink for $5 a person. Could not have been more happy to view the sunset without the commotion of Mallory Square. Tranquil and serene with a glass of wine in a chair - the way... More 

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Lower Township, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

This was a great look back in time. If you enjoy history this is a stop for you. Staff was very helpful answering questions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Let me start by saying that if the hustle, bustle, noise, competing street performers, assorted drunks, and lots of people found at Mallory Square for sunset is just too much for you, and its a Friday or Saturday, you should go down to Ingham, and watch the sunset in relative calm from the decks of this old Coast Guard cutter.... More 

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Chamblee, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

My eyes were opened to all the things the Coast Guard has done when I visited the USCG Ingham. The ship was built for $3 Million in the 1930's and last over 50 years. Wandering the ship is like walking back into the 80's with the watch boards and names still posted, like it could go to sea tomorrow. Great... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

Besides being a very interesting place to tour during the day, you can go aboard this former US Coast Guard Cutter at 6 PM on Fridays and Saturdays for an excellent shipboard sunset viewing ( a quieter less chaotic scene than famous Mallory Square.) For $5 you get the view and a drink of wine, beer or sangria. I was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

The tour provided of this historic and impressive ship is self-guided. The men who were on board to assist were very knowledgeable and dedicated to helping visitors get the most from their experience of this important ship. The dock was also a great place to view sunset and made one realize that as we watched this natural beauty we were... More 

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Danielson, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Awesome piece of history. Strongly suggest a visit and support this significant historical artifact. We'll worth the trip.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

They kept everything just as it was when the ship was decomissioned including the harvest gold and avocado colored furniture. Very interesting information and artifacts. The sailor there was very helpful. This is off the beaten path but well worth the extra walk.

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