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USS Albacore Museum

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Address: 600 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone Number:
+1 603-436-3680
09:30 - 17:00
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Sun 09:30 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:00

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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Recommend, give yourself minimum 90 miniutes

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank fade32242
Goshen, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Bob F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Q745LUmaryf
Merrick, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 :)

Thank Strinc1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Bro Tim M
Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I was asked to entertain my two grandsons, 9 & 12 for the day and was sent to a function that turned out to be a dude. Now what do I do? And then I remembered the Sub. I had passed by it many times and never thought to stop. Well we want and we were amazed. The kids loved... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

If you're in the area, check out a piece of our Military past. VERY TIGHT quarters, not for people with limited mobility. (Great for kids). GO NAVY!

Thank Daniel H
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

USS Albacore is a submarine that you can walk into - interesting for a quick visit. It's free and conveniently located.

Thank PortsTraveler
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Portsmouth has a long history of building submarines and the Albacore is a must see. What is unique about this sub museum is that it is on dry land with easy access to the interior.

Thank Paul G
Weatherford, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We were staying in Portsmouth for a wedding and drove by the USS Albacore Museum on our way to town. I read about it when I looked it up on the internet. It is part of our naval history and worth stopping by. We did not take a tour but merely enjoyed the exhibit which is the actual submarine. Highly... More 

Thank Bruce A

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