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USS Albacore Museum

600 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3361
+1 603-436-3680
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Ok this should be#1 in Portsmouth....cant explain the American pride and respect for the military... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lisa W
via mobile
Highly unual part of the Navy!

Learn how a real submarine was moved re-located to its permanent home where it is now. It was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mahwah, New Jersey
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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600 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3361
+1 603-436-3680
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ok this should be#1 in Portsmouth....cant explain the American pride and respect for the military and particularly the Navy I have after visiting. It was so neat and I met a man that served and has worked on the sub for over 40 years...it was...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Learn how a real submarine was moved re-located to its permanent home where it is now. It was fascinating to watch the video and see the tremendous amount of planning and engineering done in order to preserve this part of history for the public. Kudos...More

Thank manonthemove1812
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a very interesting little museum. The Albacore museum is a great place to learn about the history of the US Submarine. It also has a memorial garden. If you never have a chance to go inside a real submarine, this place is a...More

Thank wonderfulduet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came across the USS Albacore by accident b/c of highway detours, but what a great experience! The staff were very friendly and the sub was so cool to explore. We have never been in a submarine before and the information was easy to access...More

Thank Mindy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes it is a sub, but it is just a lot of fun to walk around an actual sub. My family and I have been multiple times and we do all enjoy it each time. My father, a history buff, liked it very much too...More

Thank Tim3771
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have an interest in naval history or ships in general then this is an interesting stop to make. Kids would love it! If you have any sort of mobility impairment it may be difficult to get through hatch doors between rooms. Looking out...More

Thank Natalie P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My son had a great time being and able to interact with all the equipment. True to sub life everything is cramped. The little gift shop is full of stuff old submarine sailors would love to buy.

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This submarine is pretty fun, especially for kids, but any adult who's never been on one would find it educational if not kind of fascinating. It's cramped, which is part of the fun, and the periscope, with 70-year-old optics, was more than interesting. The staff...More

Thank J Michael D
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I don't know how many times we have driven by and said, "We must go there some day!" Well the day came and after a little rerouting to bridge reconstruction we found Albacore Cove and this historic research submarine and museum. A modest . admission...More

Thank Springerlvr02
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Since I was a little girl traveling with my parents from Maine to Massachusetts visiting family, I've always wanted to visit the USS Albacore. Well, my husband and I finally chose this as our explore destination this past weekend. What an eye opener it is...More

Thank Barbara O
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Jacqueline B
16 August 2017|
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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