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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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Nice stop on a rainy day. It is a self guided tour through the submarine. Never been in one. It was very interesting. You can take your time and look at everything.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Madeline B
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Milford, Pennsylvania
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Milford, Pennsylvania
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92 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice stop on a rainy day. It is a self guided tour through the submarine. Never been in one. It was very interesting. You can take your time and look at everything.

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philadelphia, pa
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best sub tour I have ever been on, probably the most modern available too. Its time and a few bucks well spent, stop by if you are interested in the navy!

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County Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a few hours of my recent holiday around the Portsmouth area and visited the museum. It was very interesting and definitely worth the visit. There are places when it does become somewhat cramped but again it is a sub. I cannot remember the Clerk in the Shop but thank you for an informative few hours when I was... More 

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been by this many times and decided to finally drop by. Very interesting. Self guided tour throughout the sub. Larger inside than expected. However, one must be slim, short, and agile to get through the openings! Really worth the visit.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very small exhibit inside the check-in station, but lots of interesting information. The sub itself is exceptional. They let you touch anything, climb into bunks, open many doors and cupboards, look through the periscope. But if you are claustrophobic, this is not the tour for you. VERY tight quarters. The fore and aft doors are locked in the open position... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Portsmouth for a round of golf, but I wanted us to do a little more than that. So everyone went along (somewhat reluctantly) with my idea to visit here and we were all glad we did!! This gem is super interesting and a real one-of-a-kind, with self-guided access to the inside of the submarine. Be sure to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great stop if you are in Portsmouth! So much to learn about the history of submarines and how the sailors survived such tight quarters. Make sure you watch the video and check out the museum!

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New Castle, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since my husband was on submarines - in fact his was very similar to this one - a diesel boat - he was able to give me and our grandson an excellent tour because he knew the boat inside out!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited the submarine with my grand children twice . The History is good for them to know .The grounds are well kept and they have a very nice memorial behind the gift shop as well. The Submarine itself is really not much to see and talk about .It's very tight and narrow as you move through it and... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was so interesting! Wait until you see the bunks, SUPER tiny! You can go through more than once, which is nice. They have a small gift shop as well for the kids. It's not a long visit, but totally worth it.

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