U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, Key West

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Learn about one of the country’s most decorated ships when you tour U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum. First serving in World War II before being retrofitted for the Vietnam War and the Cuban Crisis, it now serves as a national memorial to those killed in action while it was at sea. View artifacts and photos of the ship during its service as you explore all its levels and shop for items such as Coast Guard challenge coins in the gift shop afterward. Be mindful of the steep steps aboard. Put U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum into our Key West trip itinerary maker site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Key West.
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  • There were few modifications for the visitor -- giving you a feel for the real space on the ship and what the crew had to endure. The tour was self-guided; I never felt rushed.  more »
  • The INGHAM is a hidden jewel for any naval history buff. The tour is self guided and will take about an hour. Lots to see and the history of this ship is amazing. $10.00 to get in.  more »
  • so glad we took time to ck this out. when we were there we were the only ones on the ship. lots of history on that ship. all very well explained.  more »
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  • I love museum ships. They are always so interesting and awesome to check out. The restoration of this ship is amazing, it is beautiful. The exhibits go through the whole ship and shows how the the ship operated and how the crew lived. It goes through the history of this ship and it's just so interesting. The staff here knows everything about this ship and are really nice and will pick your brain. I recommend everyone check out this piece of US history and make a donation to continue to promote the preservation of this ship and our shared history.
  • This is a very neat experience for those who enjoy history. This vessel is filled with everything from the day it was retired. Many of the sailors left their personal effects and most of the equipment was left there. A self guided tour with audio playing along the way let's you know what you're looking at. The cost of entry goes only to preserving and maintaining the ship and keeping it open. All the staff are volunteers. Would recommend going for something different to do if you've been to key West before and are looking for something new to do.
  • A must see, very historical place to visit. I was in the Navy and I really enjoyed going thru the ship. The tour is not guided, but an information sheet is provided when you start. The are some areas that are inter-active, with speakers explaining what you're looking at.
  • We were thrilled to tour the ship and learn it's history. We were so involved with the self guided tour, they were closing the ship before we realized it, and had to leave. Good history lessons take your kids. Thanks to our service personnel for their service!
  • Very interesting self guided tour - lots of maritime and military history well preserved on this decorated Coast Guard cutter. Well worth the admission fee ($10/adult).
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