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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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My husband had his heart set on visiting here so I reluctantly agreed when we were in the area. We were both pleased with the experience. The price is very reasonable and it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Highgate Center, Vermont
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Highgate Center, Vermont
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My husband had his heart set on visiting here so I reluctantly agreed when we were in the area. We were both pleased with the experience. The price is very reasonable and it makes for 90 minutes of interesting history. The staff were very pleasant and knowledgeable. The memorial garden is beautiful. The submarine itself is a selfguided tour which... More 

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This museum was so cool and the self guided tour was just what we were looking for as we strolled through the sub. Being there gave us a first-hand look into the life of the sailors and the ability to interact with all the levers, buttons, switches etc. really made the experience worthwhile.

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Perth, Canada
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135 reviews 135 reviews
49 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We made our second visit here, this time with grand kids, 12 & 14, for a very interesting self guided tour through a reasonably modern little research submarine. Recorded explanations and remembrances by crew are at every point of interest through the ship. You can try out the bunks, sit in chairs, look through the periscope. Well worth the visit.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I had a great time touring the Albacore. If I remember correctly, entry was really inexpensive, maybe $5. It's a self guided tour, which includes little audio boxes along the way explaining different areas of the vessel, accompanied by soundbites from real crew members. Really, the coolest part is that they just let you wander through and explore. Not often... More 

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West Chesterfield, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Self guided tour with informational recordings from the crew. Great look into the past, great way to honor our fallen hero's.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Easy to find and its definitely something that you cant see every day. Cheap entrance fee. There is also small memorial cemetery close by - its very touching.

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Wareham
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I had never been in a submarine before and found this very interesting. Being short, I had not problem getting around, but it was interesting to see my 6'3" husband try to maneuver around. The recorded messages were very interesting, usually I find them boring or too long, but looked forward to each one. I learned alot, and love that... More 

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campton, NH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

There are not many sites like this in the upper new england area so it's real cool to have something like this. Take the entire family and you won't be disappointed.

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I took my nephew Kevin and his two little guys Kevin and Tommy for a tour last summer. While Kevin and I enjoyed the explanations and the occasional taped messages the kids were in awe of the whole experience. Just trying to imagine living and working in such tight quarters was mind blowing. If the sub had been in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I went with my 16-year-old daughter, who felt a little claustrophobic, but it was a very unique experience and I was so glad we had the opportunity. You get to walk through and be part of the whole submarine, and if you can envision yourself living under the ocean for months at a time in there, you can get a... More 

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