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USS Albacore Museum

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Address: 600 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3361
Phone Number: 603-436-3680
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Kids will love exploring this retired 1953 U.S. Navy submarine which served...

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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Super sub!

Well worth seeing - you get to explore the submarine, without the need to go on a guided tour. Be aware that it is hot and cramped, and you have to be fairly agile to climb... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well worth seeing - you get to explore the submarine, without the need to go on a guided tour. Be aware that it is hot and cramped, and you have to be fairly agile to climb through the bulkhead doors. If you want more information on the different sections of the sub, there are audio guides in each room.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my 12 year old nephew for his birthday. He loved it. We went thru three times and each time he learned something new. Great educational trip and low cost.

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Thank April G
Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Walking through the USS Albacore certainly provides an appreciation for the men and women who have served on them. The tour requires some agility in order to step through the various compartments of the submarine. The audio explanations throughout the sub are easy to understand. I especially enjoyed the recorded stories by some of the men who served on this... More 

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Thank Anntmo
Medford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I reluctantly stepped into the submarine as i had no prior interest in the military/navy, thinking this was going to be a rather quick run-thru but i ended up spending a good hour. Totally fascinating, highly educational especially on the lifestyle of the denizens of the submarine and the engineering and design of the vessel. A true historic gem of... More 

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North Caldwell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter (7) appreciated the experience more than my son(4). It was $14 for all 4 of us ! ( deal) but then there's a little gift shop where my daughter bought a compass necklace (7.50) and my son got a toy submarine ($10). But going in a real sub was certainly humbling experience for us all. She enjoyed seeing... More 

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Marthasville, Missouri, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quick trip off the beaten path that is well worth it. Prior Navy myself I loved the museum and being able to walk through a sub. It really should make us appreciate those who spend their life under the sea in such tight quarters for our protection.

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North Conway, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unbelievable to get on board a submarine from the 70s, seeing how cramped it is, looking through periscope and lying in the crew bunks, sitting at controls, awesome. Kids love it. $14 for the family, free parking. Well worth a visit if in the area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought it was pretty amazing how these people live in such a small area but make the best of everything. It was pretty cool to take a tour.

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Moncton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you get the chance to tour this Submarine, it is worth it, cost $7 per adult - nicely set up with recent renovations on the site, and the sub is very interesting, but you are unable to go through the whole sub due to the confined spaces. If you are into this sort of thing and have a chance... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a worthwhile experience for all. It permits you the chance to explore a real submarine, and at least for those few brief minutes aboard, comprehend the sacrifice service members make in defence of this country. Fascinating experience - take advantage of the opportunity. You will not regret it.

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