U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum

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US Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum is a true gem of the sea. It's located in Key West, Florida and is named after the USCGC Ingham, a historic cutter that served for over 50 years in the Coast Guard. The museum itself is housed within the actual ship, which has been beautifully restored and transformed into an immersive experience that's perfect for all ages.

Stepping onto the Ingham, you'll be transported back in time to the era of the Coast Guard's heroic rescues and daring missions. The ship's decks are filled with interactive exhibits that tell the story of the Ingham and the brave humans who served aboard her. You'll learn about the ship's role in everything from drug interdiction to search and rescue operations and get a firsthand look at the tools and equipment that the crew used to carry out their missions.

How to explore the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum?

  • Consider a guided tour led by knowledgeable and passionate docents through the Ingham's every nook and cranny, from the crew quarters to the gun deck. You'll hear amazing narratives about the ship's exploits and the people who made them materialize along the way.
  • Explore the museum's exhibits, which include ship compartments, ship equipment, remnants of history, photographs, and interactive displays that tell the story of the United States Coast Guard and its contributions to maritime history during WWII, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Vietnam War.
  • Learn about the crew of technicians of the Cutter Ingham and their adventures at sea through personal stories and eyewitness reports.
  • Gather knowledge about the history of Key West and its significance as an important depot for the United States military and Coast Guard.
  • Attend special events and programs presented throughout the year, such as talks, book signings, and film screenings.
  • The museum's gift shop sells one-of-a-kind souvenirs and merchandise relating to the United States Coast Guard and the Cutter Ingham.
  • Engage in educational programs and activities for children that are intended to pique children's interest in history.
  • Enjoy the museum's lovely waterfront position, which provides scenic views of Key West Harbor and the surrounding area.
  • imageDuration Required
    3 hours

Address of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum

Truman Waterfront On The Western Edge of Key West Foot of Southard Street at new Truman Park Seawall, Key West, FL 33040 USA

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