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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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Worth the visit!

Decommissioned Coastguard ship. Wasn't busy on a Wednesday afternoon. Friendly, enthusiastic people... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2015
Went for a Wedding

I was on the ship for a wedding reception on 4th of July. Yes, we could see the fireworks from the... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2015
Key West, FL
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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 22 August 2015

Decommissioned Coastguard ship. Wasn't busy on a Wednesday afternoon. Friendly, enthusiastic people share info at ticketing kiosk. Tour was easily self-guided. Ship very accessible although there are three steep ladders. The ship is awesome! As though frozen in time. Really get a sense of what...More

Reviewed 21 August 2015

I was on the ship for a wedding reception on 4th of July. Yes, we could see the fireworks from the Cutter. It was breathtaking. I enjoyed walking around the ship and looking at every little nook and cranny I could get to. Easily there...More

Reviewed 18 August 2015

We took our grandsons to the Ingham and we all loved it. What a great thing to visit. I'll go back on my own so that I can spend more time reading the exhibits

Reviewed 15 August 2015

Great for history fans and those interested in military ships. No AC and ladders to climb. Not a problem for me, but be aware that mobility might be an issue for some.

Reviewed 14 August 2015

For anyone interested in American history or who could just enjoy a first hand experience exploring a military ship this is an excellent hands on museum experience. There is a comprehensive self tour that you take at your own pace that guides you though the...More

Reviewed 12 August 2015

I have been to Key West about a dozen times and didn't even know this ship existed! I am so glad we finally found it. It is set up so that you sort of make a circuit through the ship (just follow the arrows!). You...More

Reviewed 12 August 2015

A great tour if you like history. It really shows the conditions in which the Coasties had to live and endure for long stretches at seaA piece of history

Reviewed 6 August 2015

I attended an event here. What a great idea to have the museum available to host events! Quite a unique venue! There were over 100 attendees and the ship could comfortably accommodate us. Never felt cramped. Only thing I avoided was the steep steps to...More

Reviewed 6 August 2015

This is a great historical tour. The man who owns/runs the museum is very knowledgeable and friendly.

Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

The ship tour was very interesting. We were able to walk throughout most of the ship. Many artifacts were left in place just as they were last used on the ship. The museum in the middle of the ship had a lot of neat history...More

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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.
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
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