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USS Albacore Museum

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Good stop for the whole family

Everyone can find something interesting at this stop; the submarine, the gift shop, the museum, the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Boston, Massachusetts
Small but interesting

The USS Albacore is a smaller exhibit but chock full of interesting stations. Each station has a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Eric H
Syracuse, New York
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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

Everyone can find something interesting at this stop; the submarine, the gift shop, the museum, the memorial. This is a great short visit spot. You can visit in 15 minutes or stretch it to an hour. Lots of it is free. Only the inside the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The USS Albacore is a smaller exhibit but chock full of interesting stations. Each station has a speaker with a red button that plays a short informative story. This vessel shows the difficult conditions the sailors had to endure to sail her. Overall a good...More

Thank Eric H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum has a movie about the Albacore and a lot of history and memorabilia. The tour of the Albacore is self guided. As you proceed from the museum there are boxes with red buttons that explain about the area you are in. Each has...More

Thank Carl C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband loves museums and machines and this was a great stop. We enjoyed the self guided tour and freedom to roam around the submarine. Not recommended for those who are not limber and able to climb up and down and through the small openings...More

Thank Robin B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I toured the Albacore on my own. My son is an avid military history buff so I toured this monument with him in mind. Very nice shop, displays and knowledgeable staff. It’s a self tour into the sub with stations along the way that provide...More

Thank Mamanenya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visit the USS Albacore on numerous occasions especially with children. They love to explore and have an adventure. Don't go when it is too hot as it gets quite warm inside.

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We toured the Albacore first thing in the morning. We had it all to ourselves, spent quite some time exploring inside! Very enjoyable and informative!

Thank Materialmomof2
Reviewed 28 September 2018

My husband really enjoyed being able to go inside this submarine. He was amazed at the very tight living quarters. No frills, like today's subs! Lots of information was provided in pamphlets. It is a self guided tour, so you can walk around and take...More

Thank Clamcake51
Reviewed 18 September 2018

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

1  Thank Bergbahnn
Reviewed 16 September 2018

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.

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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