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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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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Brno, Czech Republic
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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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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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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5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Kittery Point, ME
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Browse through a small submarine now preserved as real naval museum. It is a good example of a pre nuclear submarine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We toured the submarine with my 5 yr old, and he loved it! This is a well preserved piece of history. I was amazed at the conditions our military endured on this sub, especially in the sleeping quarters, if you can really sleep there. The bunks were so small. I jokingly said it must be a requirement to be short... More 

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The USS Albacore was an experimental hull and propeller design for the fleet. This ship was not armed, but was designed to be improve the silence of the US Fleet in the Cold War. This design proved successful in several ways. The Albacore museum also shows the evolution of the submarine in the US defense arsenal and the sacrifices of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Great price, well maintain, self guided (there are differernt stops where you push a botton and get a good history of the sub. Like any sub, it's kind of a tight squeeze, but still really interesting.

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Sausalito, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This submarine is literally in the middle of a highly trafficked route. It's like it just fell from the sky, and there it stayed! During the tour, you get the whole story of what it took to get the sub where it sits today. It's a great stop, with great history. Not for those with claustrophobia; however

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