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USS Albacore Museum

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Address: 600 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone Number:
+1 603-436-3680
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

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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In the Sub

Interesting eye-opener. Not for very plus size people or those who are claustrophobic. Extremely tight quarters.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting eye-opener. Not for very plus size people or those who are claustrophobic. Extremely tight quarters.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok for a quick visit if you have an interest in submarines, not suitable for young kids or teens with no interest. They find it quite boring although my husband thought it was great.

Thank Crystal W
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Self-guided, $7 tour with push-button audio snippets consisting of a 1953 submarine parked above ground, a small room with a short informational film and some cases of artifacts. Also a small gift shop with friendly staff; parking lot. Worth it to get a look inside a sub if you never have; expect low ceilings, & a bit of climbing through... More 

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Danvers, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here in December of 2016, went early, like 9am so we had the sub all to ourselves. Nice little gift store, friendly staff... don't miss the little "museum" room filled with models of submarines from the past. You'll learn a lot. This sub is cramped, so if you're tall or have claustrophobia, this is NOT for you. Also,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

Stopped off I-95, thought could do in an hour, need 2-3 hours, we did with kids in 90 minutes. make sure you get there when they open or close. 1 hour after we were there on august weekend, got crowded

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Goshen, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

This is a cool little museum just outside of Portsmouth on Market St. just off the highway, Southbound anyway. It's a real sub you get go on for a small fee. The museum is quite nice and the ground are well kept. Do spend some time here.

Thank Bob F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

Years ago we watched the USS Albacore be brought into an area in Portsmouth to become a museum to honor submarines. That was an exciting day and now years later people continue to visit the sight to experience what it is like to be on a submarine. This is an excellent, small museum of interest to those of all ages.

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Merrick, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

We stopped here on our way out of Portsmouth- glad we did! It was neat to be able to go inside the submarine and see a part of our country's history- and this is coming from someone who is typically not into historical sightseeing :)

Thank Strinc1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Everyone should take the time to visit the sub. Not only is it fascinating, but it gives a great perspective on what men endure to protect our nation.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

I was asked to entertain my two grandsons, 9 & 12 for the day and was sent to a function that turned out to be a dude. Now what do I do? And then I remembered the Sub. I had passed by it many times and never thought to stop. Well we want and we were amazed. The kids loved... More 

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