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USS Albacore Museum

600 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-436-3680
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Ranked #2 of 28 attractions in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Plenty of attractions in our little city and the Sub is no exception. Getting around is sometimes an adventure as Portsmouth has about 6 new constructions and coming from Market Square to the Sub is fine just going down Market Street extension. Coming from the "Round-a-bout" or "Traffic Circle" you can go take the exit like going to Maine over... More

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Rye, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is a must see attraction in Portsmouth. How often do you get to climb through a submarine w/o a guide! Plus it pays hommage to the brave men who sacrificed so much (in many cases all they had) to defend our country. Bring the fam and teach the kids that freedom isn't free; and that sacrafice and thinking about... More

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Rochester, NY
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

If you have never been inside a submarine, this is your chance. This was never involved in any wartime action, it was built as a test sub.

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West Boylston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is not an attraction for someone who is handicapped or claustrophobic. It was very interesting to see why it was like to be in a sub and hear the stories from some of the navy submariners. The film in the museum and the artifacts were very interesting.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This small museum is set around the 1953 submarine which was used for design trials over 20 years. A monumental effort saw it brought onshore in 1989 and become the centrepiece of the museum which commemorates all the US Submariners. A walk inside the sub from stem to stern evokes the harsh reality of life below the waves. A film... More

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New Britain, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

really good attraction in this self guided tour of the sub. from seeing the extremely tight sleeping quarters to where the men would do all the testing that they did on the sub.. if youre in town you really should take a quick trip to see. dont forget stop at visitor center after to see the video on how they... More

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Toronto, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

How many people can say they've been in a submarine? Ok I'm sure there's sailors out there who can say it, but now so can we! Just visit the USS Albacore Museum and you can walk inside a submarine from fore to aft (I think that means front to back in marine speak but I wasn't paying as much attention... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Showed you all you want to know about being on a sub. Got to touch and sit in sub pilot's chair. Even used the tiny bathroom!

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Barrington, New Hampshire
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My son is into battle ships and submarines. This was a blast to show him how our soldiers work in such confined quarters. The ship is out dated but to see how life is its great. Dont go here if your clostriphobic !!

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I've toured other submarines but the Albacore is unique in that it's situated on dry land as opposed to sitting in the water. If nothing else, that gives you a much better idea of the size of these vessels (and the Albacore is a small sub compared to today's monsters). I'm sure there are differences between the interior of the... More

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