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. Using our international travel planner, Key West attractions like U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 12, 2017
    The ship has an amazing history that spans several decades and wars. As the description notes, it's also the most decorated Coast Guard ship because of it's involvement with various conflicts. The sel...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    The Ingham is a well preserved and maintained Coast Guard cutter built in 1936 and serving into the 1960s. Everything on board is as it should be and it provides a very good example of life on board. ...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    A special ship that had been rescued from destruction. The remarkable history and the day-to-day life in this ship is well captured in the tour. Self-paced but the specified route ensures that you see...  more »

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To explore the best of what Key West has to offer on foot, stay near Old Town, a picturesque neighborhood famous for its streets lined with tropical trees and gardens. Most hotels in this area feature rooftop decks, where you can meet friends for cocktails and enjoy ocean views at sunset. If you don't mind driving to where most of the action is, consider staying at a budget-priced inn or bed and breakfast on the eastern end of the island.
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