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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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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
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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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Very interesting and worthwhile for those with Navy interests

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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Thank Garth D
Mount Dora, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was cool being able to go on the ship. It doesn't take that long to go through it and you can't go in if you have any trouble walking. Going through the doors from one section to another can be difficult for someone without a disability. It was neat to see how small the rooms, sleeping quarters and bathrooms... More 

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Thank Braley C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very easy to get around on, very well presented. An unusual experimental submarine well worth the visit!

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Thank Bill S
Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My 5 year old son throughly enjoyed walking through this submarine. It took us about 45-60 minutes to get through the entire sub. Inside the museum where you buy tickets, there are more artifacts and a video about the albacore playing.

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Interactive speakers outside and inside the ship. In the visitor centre is a video of how they got the sub from the river to the display location. Small museum and also gift shop on the grounds. Tour of the old sub very interesting and can be a hands on experience. Well worth the cost of admission to see one of... More 

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Lincoln, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Easy access to the highway and plenty of parking. The hands on feature for the kids is great. I could see when it gets busy it would make it hard to visit this attractions. You are basically walking inside a real sub in very tight quarters having to wait for the people in front of you to move on. On... More 

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Seymour, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I found a flyer at our hotel about this place and decided to give it a try. It was well worth the visit. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The submarine tour is self guided and the audio stations provide excellent information. The memory garden is a beautiful reminder of those that gave the ultimate sacrifice. I would highly recommend... More 

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Thank Paul W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stopped her by chance on our way from ME. Beautiful historical site. The grounds are well maintained. It is clear the men running the visitor center really care. The price is incredibly reasonable for a family of 4. The sub was amazing. Kids loved the hands on experience. Parents enjoyed it also. Only thing is we picked the hottest... More 

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Thank Michelle S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The first thing you see it the submarine. This is a magnificent beast! The best part is you can go into the sub, and feel the cramped living the sailors had to endure. I have been multiple times and I never find it dull. It is a truly amazing piece of history. Also Portsmouth is right there for dinning and... More 

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Thank Andrea T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent about an hour touring the sub -lots of buttons and knobs accessible to the kids. Really liked that the tour was self guided and you were free to touch and explore. Good value $14 for a family of 4 (2 adults/2kids)

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