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USS Albacore Museum

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Address: 600 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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+1 603-436-3680
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09:30 - 16:00
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Sun 09:30 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
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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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Unexpected History Lesson while having fun

Really enjoyed this. You can go through entire submarine from stem to stern. Went in December of 2016 and it was cool and overcast but warm in the submarine. The 2 of us were only... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Bradddster
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed this. You can go through entire submarine from stem to stern. Went in December of 2016 and it was cool and overcast but warm in the submarine. The 2 of us were only ones aboard. I'm 6'1", wide and 60 years old but managed to go through each of the watertight doorways. Just move slowly. There are several... More 

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Thank Bradddster
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting eye-opener. Not for very plus size people or those who are claustrophobic. Extremely tight quarters.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok for a quick visit if you have an interest in submarines, not suitable for young kids or teens with no interest. They find it quite boring although my husband thought it was great.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Self-guided, $7 tour with push-button audio snippets consisting of a 1953 submarine parked above ground, a small room with a short informational film and some cases of artifacts. Also a small gift shop with friendly staff; parking lot. Worth it to get a look inside a sub if you never have; expect low ceilings, & a bit of climbing through... More 

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Danvers, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here in December of 2016, went early, like 9am so we had the sub all to ourselves. Nice little gift store, friendly staff... don't miss the little "museum" room filled with models of submarines from the past. You'll learn a lot. This sub is cramped, so if you're tall or have claustrophobia, this is NOT for you. Also,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Stopped off I-95, thought could do in an hour, need 2-3 hours, we did with kids in 90 minutes. make sure you get there when they open or close. 1 hour after we were there on august weekend, got crowded

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Goshen, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This is a cool little museum just outside of Portsmouth on Market St. just off the highway, Southbound anyway. It's a real sub you get go on for a small fee. The museum is quite nice and the ground are well kept. Do spend some time here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Years ago we watched the USS Albacore be brought into an area in Portsmouth to become a museum to honor submarines. That was an exciting day and now years later people continue to visit the sight to experience what it is like to be on a submarine. This is an excellent, small museum of interest to those of all ages.

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Merrick, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We stopped here on our way out of Portsmouth- glad we did! It was neat to be able to go inside the submarine and see a part of our country's history- and this is coming from someone who is typically not into historical sightseeing :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Everyone should take the time to visit the sub. Not only is it fascinating, but it gives a great perspective on what men endure to protect our nation.

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