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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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National Historical Landmark- a must see submarine!

If you are interested in Naval submarines, you can get to the USS Albacore very easily off of I-95, heading south, shortly after leaving Maine. The museum allows you to enter... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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North Haven, Connecticut
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North Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are interested in Naval submarines, you can get to the USS Albacore very easily off of I-95, heading south, shortly after leaving Maine. The museum allows you to enter this historic submarine for a chance to see & hear what living inside a sub was like. We had our 12 year old nephew with us and he absolutely... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We just happened to see the sub while turning onto I-95 and made a quick detour to check out this very informative exhibit. The video in the Visitor Center pretty much explains how the sub was built and used. The tour inside the sub is self-guided, with recordings strategically placed throughout, so you can make it as long or short... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Take a walk through a real submarine and learn what it was like to live and work here. Just $7 for an adult you get a self tour through the entire ship and hear the voices of past service men talk about the sub. There is a memorial garden and a small gift shop with restrooms. a very enjoyable time.

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Thank deniselamb
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Due to traffic we took a detour and found this little gem. My husband and military history buff had never be in a submarine and it was a great self guided tour.

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Thank Kathleen N
Easthampton MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Museum and the boat are open to the public with a $7.00 maintenance fee. As crowds move through the boat, just try to imagine what it was like, in these cramped quarters, during war or even being under attack as the water tight doors are sealed. The passage ways are so tight. You can feel the boat all around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The submarine was a "real" experience! We were able to walk through the entire ship and actually learn about it while hearing the voices of past servicemen speak of their experience on the ship. It is a self guided tour for $7. Awesome! Thanks guys for a great afternoon.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Take your time, explore in depth and see how the men lived , worked and made history. This retired sub is very special, she did not participate in any war, however, she was used to explore and to lead all others when the new tech was first used. She is a true treasure and an honoured retired vet. TREAT HER... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's amazing there was a crew of 55 on this sub. Interesting to see life on a tiny sub. You'll be amazing of the tight quarters.

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Exeter, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our son loves to visit the Albacore. We started visiting when he was 5 and have been the last 3 years. He still loves exploring it and checking out all of the nooks and crannies. He's not a child generally into war history but this is such a cool attraction that it can pique any little boys imagination and interest.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago 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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