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USS Albacore Museum

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Address: 600 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone Number: 603-436-3680
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Kids will love exploring this retired 1953 U.S. Navy submarine which...
Kids will love exploring this retired 1953 U.S. Navy submarine which served as a test bed for other submarine systems and now gives visitors a feel for the tight quarters, tiny berths and general submarine lifestyle.
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A snippet of history - escape for an hour

Great place to spend an hour and be immersed in history. This dry-docked submarine is the real deal. Warning: very tight quarters with lots of ducking through the tiny doorways... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Hartford, Connecticut
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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great place to spend an hour and be immersed in history. This dry-docked submarine is the real deal. Warning: very tight quarters with lots of ducking through the tiny doorways. There are lots of knobs and buttons to press to pretend you are working the sub. You can crawl into the tight bunks, play chess in the mess hall, &... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

In enjoyed the self guided tour of the Albacore. The history of the sub was very enlightening. The small area in the back of shop has a movie running the tells the story of the how the Albacore was used and how it ended up at the park.

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Glendale, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I've been vacationing in Maine for many years and wanted to visit the museum. I'm so glad that we finally got to do that. We spent a couple of hours touring the boat, visiting the memorabilia and at the Submarine Memorial. Each part was different yet excellent. The self-guided audio tour through the boat was superb and included facts about... More 

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Portsmouth, NH
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The USS Albacore gives good insight into what activities go on over at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The submarine itself is a great experience - for the hour or so it takes to get through the exhibit within. I feel bad for the sailors who get put in these machines! The spaces are very cramped. For anyone with a particularly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great way to spend a couple of hours. You can explore all the nooks and crannies of the sub and look out the periscope too! The kids liked climbing in the bunks and also pretending to control the sub. Even if you are not a Navy buff you will enjoy this!

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The other comments get it exactly right. This is a great submarine museum -- they've left it in more or less as-is condition and you are free to wander and explore to your heart's content. Our young kids, especially, absolutely loved being able to run through again and again and again. The Albacore is right by downtown Portsmouth and I'd... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Catching up on a 30 year old missed opportunity to tour this sub when it was dry-docked at the Philadelphia Naval Yard, it was well worth the wait. It is a masterpiece of engineering and amazing that a crew of 30 actually lived in it for long stretches of time.

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Can't believe I haven't been here before. What I thought for years was a simple tour of a submarine was much more. Thought we would be in and out in about an hour but were there for almost 1 1/2 and definitely will return again. Plusses are the narrations throughout the self guided tour and the engaged employees that work... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Really cool and unique experience. Makes you appreciate the sacrifice and inner constitution of our Naval submariners. The tour took about 45 minutes, and really gave you a sense of what life was like under the water. The recordings of men who actually served on this submarine brought the experience to life. Ducking between the sections of the vessel gives... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We stopped at the USS Albacore Museum on a recent visit to Portsmouth, NH. The gift shop area is free which houses a museum and so is the outside memorial area. A tour of the inside of the USS Albacore is $7.00 per adult or $14.00 per family. It is a self guided tour with recordings from actual servicemen from... More 

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