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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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Interesting piece of history

Interesting piece to visit. Self guided with audio points dotted around. Good way to spend an hour or two. The sub itself has a smell of cleaning fluid that sticks to your clothes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Interesting piece to visit. Self guided with audio points dotted around. Good way to spend an hour or two. The sub itself has a smell of cleaning fluid that sticks to your clothes so beware.

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New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It doesn't compare to a large shipyard, like Fall River Massachusetts, but it is nice for what it has, which is a submarine. Each section of the sub has a red button with narration, and there is a small museum room with some nice exhibits.

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Annville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My husband and I visited with our 2-year-old son. Our son hates enclosed spaces, so he immediately refused to get into the submarine. My husband and I had to take turns touring the sub. There is a nice path, shaded benches, and a small memorial garden in the park. It was enough to keep our son occupied while we were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Seen submarines before, nothing new here. But as you pass by and have time: go for it. Opening hours need improvement

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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The USS Albacore was an engineering test platform for the US Navy. The museum has a 15 min file on how they got the ship into it's on land display area. The self guided tour takes you through the ship with recorded descriptions of each section that you trigger with a start button. So you can repeat it if you... More 

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Port Douglas, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Located only a minutes drive from the centre of town, this small museum and Sub are an excellent piece of the regions history - staff are helpful and very knowledgable. Not for the Claustrophobic!

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Colchester, Vermont, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

There is a small museum next to this submarine, and it's staffed with a very knowledgeable person. My husband loves history and loves military stuff, including boats, so he really enjoyed it. I did as well, but you are only there for a short time. I recommend it.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Not many "roadside attractions" will leave you with a lasting visceral feeling, but a visit to the Albacore just might. Despite being on dry land, you will get a feeling of the weight of the water pressing down on the hull. If you are brave enough to try to get into one of the bunks (not sure they still allow... More 

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Venice, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had passed by the Albacore ( a submarine which sits on land) on the outside of Portdmouth ,NH, right off Rte 95, for years. We finally decided to stop. There is a small building and shop but the USS Albacore is what you stop to see. I am small, 5 feet, and when I went through the sub ,... More 

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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This was amazing to learn about. My boyfriends father worked on this submarine when they lived in Kittery, ME. It was really amazing to be able to explore the submarine and see how these boys lived below the ocean. It's very informative and the people in the gift shop are so nice and friendly. It's a must see in my... More 

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Additional Information about USS Albacore Museum

Address: 600 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone Number: 603-436-3680
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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