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USS Albacore Museum

600 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3361
+1 603-436-3680
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We visited the museum with our 2 young children. It's fantastic to find an exhibit where you're... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Surrey, United Kingdom
via mobile
What a great view for this land lover

I actually stumbled on this when I was lost and needed to turn around to get back to Portsmouth. It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Becki C
Marshfield, Wisconsin
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600 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3361
+1 603-436-3680
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the museum with our 2 young children. It's fantastic to find an exhibit where you're encouraged to touch things. Our 2 kids had a great time pushing buttons, flicking switches and using the controls. Also the audio clips selected by pressing the red...More

Thank Silverback72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I actually stumbled on this when I was lost and needed to turn around to get back to Portsmouth. It was such a great find! The shop was no longer open, but you can go inside the sub...that is just amazing! Wish I could have...More

Thank Becki C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One doesn't get too many opportunities to board a submarine, so you should take the opportunity when it arises. The Albacore is a relatively small submarine, and wasn't used for combat, but it is fascinating to explore it and imagine what life was like on...More

Thank Joel C
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Very interesting museum, you get to visit more of this submarine than others I have seen in similar displays. Friendly service and interesting displays in the visitor center. Don't miss the 15 minute video about how the Albacore arrived at it's current position "in a...More

Thank arf24
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I took my grandchildren to see this sub and they absolutely loved it. I appreciated the history. People were friendly and informative at the ticket counter. The tour is self led. I recommend it! The grounds are nice and you are minutes from visiting downtown...More

Thank Suzan H
Reviewed 7 April 2017

For just $7 a piece, three of us toured the U.S. ALBACORE in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. I had wanted to go on this tour for many years. Every time we had driven by it, I kept telling my husband that I really wanted to go...More

Thank JANE H
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

I was quite fascinated with the German submarine I saw at the science museum in Chicago, so was very excited to see another sub you can tour in Portsmouth! However, this sub is located in a sort of ditch in a park. The price is...More

Thank Amanda226
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Did a summer visit with the grandkids (5 and 7). You walk through the length of the sub and it's all self guided. Easy to get around. Kids can touch anything so they really enjoyed it. Easy parking and right off the highway. Lots to...More

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

So happy I stumbled across the USS Albacore. Very friendly staff that help convey just how special the boat and her men were. Self guided tour is very educational. Highly recommend.

Thank texas7jf
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This is a self paced tour through an experimental submarine with information stations along the way. It provides an up close experience of the conditions submarine sailors of the era served in. I enjoyed my trip through the "boat" and recommend it to anyone with...More

Thank albertc358
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Is the inside of the submarine cooled during the summer? Thanks!
11 August 2016|
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Response from Matthew W | Reviewed this property |
Didn't seem hot to me.
I don't think we can get there during open hours. Can we still visit the memorial garden and see the sub up close after hours?
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
Joan B
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30 April 2015|
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Response from Debra T | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the time of the year as other people as other people are saying. Submarine is $7.00. You have to check with them for their winter hours.