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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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A great hands on experience!

We toured the Albacore first thing in the morning. We had it all to ourselves, spent quite some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Amazing submarine museum

My husband really enjoyed being able to go inside this submarine. He was amazed at the very tight... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Newport, Rhode Island
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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 1 week ago

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!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Sightseer110631
Reviewed 4 September 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed learning about this piece of history. Walking through the sub, putting hands on the controls, crawling in and out of the bunks, etc., etc. was a great experience. There are audio stations throughout which provide first-hand stories and history of the various...More

Thank Ditdew
Reviewed 2 September 2018

The Albacore is a great little sub to check out. You can walk thru almost the whole area. If your tall watch your head. You have to give the sailors of this submarine allot of praise for being able to live and work there as...More

Thank Rose0000000
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our time here. The history of the sub is interesting and the kids loved that they could climb in the bunks, look through the periscope, etc. Definitely recommend if you’re in the area.

Thank onecoolraisin
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Hands on tour of a experimental submarine with audio tour based on actual sailors experiences. Could explore every piece of the ship. Understanding how modern submarine warfare develloped.

Thank AcePutney
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The Albacore was an early prototype of the modern submarines that are repaired and updated at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard across the river. The submarine has been made to be accessible but, expect tripping hazards. The interior is peppered with audio stations directly related to...More

Thank RalphG392
Reviewed 22 August 2018

For people like myself who grew up after WWII I can only read about it. See the Albacore Museum provides the touch and feel of what our men in uniform had to endure. The museum has a gift shop on the grounds and the walking...More

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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