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

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, Key West (must see)

One of only two preserved Treasury-class U.S. Coast Guard Cutters and the fourth ever to be named for Treasury Secretary Samuel D. Ingham, this was the most decorated vessel in the Coast Guard fleet and was the only cutter to ever be awarded two Presidential Unit Citations. The Commandant of the Coast Guard has declared USCGC Ingham the National Memorial to Coast Guardsmen killed in action in WWII and Vietnam, who are identified on a memorial plaque on the quarterdeck.

Now a member of Key West Maritime Memorial Museum, Ingham is perhaps the best location to watch the sunset away from the crowds. On Fridays and Saturdays they set up the bow and west-facing deck with tables, chairs and a cash bar. Otherwise, the self-guided tour is awesomely informative covering the cutter's service from the 1930s to the 1980s and is, as such, a must for history and military buffs.

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sat: 10am–4pm

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U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum on Map

Sight Name: U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum
Sight Location: Key West, USA (See walking tours in Key West)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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