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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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A Must See

The Albacore is located near downtown Portsmouth, right off I-95, and is easy to get to. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Beavercreek, Ohio
Naval History

My husband and our friend visited this Museum. The men explored and we wives walked around the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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
+1 603-436-3680
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Albacore is located near downtown Portsmouth, right off I-95, and is easy to get to. The submarine and adjacent museum do a fine job of telling the story of this ship, which was the breakthrough for modern sub design. As many have stated one...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and our friend visited this Museum. The men explored and we wives walked around the outside. The fellows seemed to really enjoy their visit.

Thank Sightseer110631
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed learning about this piece of history. Walking through the sub, putting hands on the controls, crawling in and out of the bunks, etc., etc. was a great experience. There are audio stations throughout which provide first-hand stories and history of the various...More

Thank Ditdew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Albacore is a great little sub to check out. You can walk thru almost the whole area. If your tall watch your head. You have to give the sailors of this submarine allot of praise for being able to live and work there as...More

Thank Rose0000000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our time here. The history of the sub is interesting and the kids loved that they could climb in the bunks, look through the periscope, etc. Definitely recommend if you’re in the area.

Thank onecoolraisin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hands on tour of a experimental submarine with audio tour based on actual sailors experiences. Could explore every piece of the ship. Understanding how modern submarine warfare develloped.

Thank AcePutney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Albacore was an early prototype of the modern submarines that are repaired and updated at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard across the river. The submarine has been made to be accessible but, expect tripping hazards. The interior is peppered with audio stations directly related to...More

Thank RalphG392
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For people like myself who grew up after WWII I can only read about it. See the Albacore Museum provides the touch and feel of what our men in uniform had to endure. The museum has a gift shop on the grounds and the walking...More

Thank Jeff L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A favorite spot, excellent for young children. Also interesting for adults. The self guided tour has audio at several spots along the sub. You enter the sub and can try the bunk beds, kitchen table, etc. Especially fun for children ages 5-10 who want to...More

Thank Martha W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is actually very cool to see. Was a last minute place we decided to visit. Keep in mind that inside the sub, you need to climb through a hole (not sure what they are called) in order to get from one section to the...More

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Jacqueline B
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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.
6 June 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