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USS Albacore Museum

600 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-436-3680
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Ranked #3 of 28 attractions in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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New York
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103 reviews 103 reviews
33 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I took my 14 year old stepson to tour the submarine. When we arrived, there were fortunately very few people on the site. We were fortunate, because shortly thereafter the attraction was invaded by an army of tiny tots, ages between 3 and 8. I can say that if you go at a time when the little ones are running... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Surprised to find this in town--fun afternoon. Kids will enjoy it. Hands on walk thru a submarine. You get to see what life was like for these folks who spent months at sea.

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Boston
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I'm a geek. An electric geek. And this old submarine is like going to heaven. My wife get claustrophobic here but I just love seeing how they did this stuff before semiconductors made it small and easy.

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Hudson, NH
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

My husband and I visited the Albacore last summer and it was a very interesting tour. It is a self-guided tour. If you are out and about in Portsmouth and looking for something to do for an hour or so, definitely stop here. It's inexpensive and a decent learning experience. One tip: it may be difficult if you are claustrophic... More

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Brandon, MS
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Great stop along our visit to Portsmouth, NH. You can tour the retired submarine at your own pace, spending as little or as much time as you would like. It is very cramped quarters as all submarines are. Not for those with mobility issues or claustrophobic! Very little is off limits - you can even try out the controls and... More

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Canton, Connecticut, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Well worth the stop, see the video before starting, and watch your head ... it is a wonderful small piece of history.

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Tucson, Arizona
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65 reviews 65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

On a recent day-trip to Portsmouth, my husband and I decided to check out the USS Albacore, mostly on a whim. We knew very little about the sub or the museum, and had only found it just moments before on TripAdvisor. We were very pleased with our decision! It's not every day one gets the chance to freely explore a... More

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Northeast England
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90 reviews 90 reviews
27 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Great place to visit, if you are a Navy man, or a technical geek, like me, you'll love it. You go on board and get to push buttons and even present to dive the boat. The Albacore was a test vessel used to try out all of the new technology in submarines so it looks like a nuke but is... More

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Plattsburgh, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

A great opportunity to visit a historic piece of military hardware. The adjoining small gift shop and museum were also excellent!

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Really good and interesting trip around the inside of a Submarine. It's a self guided tour with buttons to press on the way round - which give you info on the areas of the sub you are in - with some recorded input from previous crew members on the audio presentation. Really enjoyed this

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