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USS Albacore Museum

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Best Submarine Museum I've Visited

Must see historic site to visit while in Portsmouth. Easy to find with plenty of parking. Photo... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Real American History

What a brilliant attraction. The submarine is positioned in a brilliant manner so that one can get... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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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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600 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3361
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Must see historic site to visit while in Portsmouth. Easy to find with plenty of parking. Photo friendly with great lighting and near Unlimited access to the boat. Best submarine museum that I've visited. Admission was $8 and it took me two hours to self...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a brilliant attraction. The submarine is positioned in a brilliant manner so that one can get the total perspective. While we only had time for a quick stop - and if it's all you have time for do so - my son loved just...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JeffBreedlove
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow this museum was really interesting. It gave you an idea as to how it was for the Navy sailors in the silent service. Great place to take the kids.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank raw2017
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Everyone can find something interesting at this stop; the submarine, the gift shop, the museum, the memorial. This is a great short visit spot. You can visit in 15 minutes or stretch it to an hour. Lots of it is free. Only the inside the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lobsterknits
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

The USS Albacore is a smaller exhibit but chock full of interesting stations. Each station has a speaker with a red button that plays a short informative story. This vessel shows the difficult conditions the sailors had to endure to sail her. Overall a good...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank erichW9577AJ
Reviewed October 29, 2018

The museum has a movie about the Albacore and a lot of history and memorabilia. The tour of the Albacore is self guided. As you proceed from the museum there are boxes with red buttons that explain about the area you are in. Each has...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carl C
Reviewed October 28, 2018

My husband loves museums and machines and this was a great stop. We enjoyed the self guided tour and freedom to roam around the submarine. Not recommended for those who are not limber and able to climb up and down and through the small openings...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robin B
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

I toured the Albacore on my own. My son is an avid military history buff so I toured this monument with him in mind. Very nice shop, displays and knowledgeable staff. It’s a self tour into the sub with stations along the way that provide...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mamanenya
Reviewed October 20, 2018

We have visit the USS Albacore on numerous occasions especially with children. They love to explore and have an adventure. Don't go when it is too hot as it gets quite warm inside.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank brucem311
Reviewed October 9, 2018

We toured the Albacore first thing in the morning. We had it all to ourselves, spent quite some time exploring inside! Very enjoyable and informative!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Jacqueline B
August 16, 2017|
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Response from Barbara O | Reviewed this property |
Adults - $7.00 Children 7-17 - $3.00; Children under 7 - free Active duty military - free Retired military (20 years) - $4.00 Family - $14.00 (2 adults and 1 or 2 children under the age of 18; Each additional child - $1... More
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Response from Matthew W | Reviewed this property |
Didn't seem hot to me.
June 6, 2016|
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Response from 1HudsonLvr | Reviewed this property |
I believe you can get pretty close. There is fence around the sub but is low chain link so you can see it clearly. My gets is that after 5 mins you'll leave