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USS Albacore Museum

600 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3361
+1 603-436-3680
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The Astronauts of Their Time

The USS Albacore was a unique research submarine. The Servicemen on board were termed “The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Memphis, Tennessee
via mobile
Historic and Informative

This is a terrific museum. They put a lot of effort into the narratives scattered throughout the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 3 days ago via mobile

The USS Albacore was a unique research submarine. The Servicemen on board were termed “The Astronauts of Their Time.” I’m not well versed in naval history or engineering, but the 2 hours I spent in the Museum & inside the Sub blew me away. I...More

Thank ChanEvan
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a terrific museum. They put a lot of effort into the narratives scattered throughout the sub and they do a great job describing what life on the sub was like.

Thank Chiguy064
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great time walking onboard a awesome US submarine. A great history lesson and eye opener on what lifes like gor sub-mariners.

Thank will4202017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great self guided tour. Don’t if you are claustrophobic. Easy to find and lots of parking. Lots of history.

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was great to walk in and see what the sailor would have to live in for months. Smalls rooms, tight bunks. Crazy how long they would stay in the sub in the tight condition. Great history lessons for the kids also.

Thank NFDDJS33
Reviewed 5 November 2017

No often that you see a submarine along the side of the road. Free parking and excellent opportunity for photos.

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Albacore was an experimental sub. You get to walk through it and through the associated museum. You can even see how they got it there. Worth an hour if you are in town.

Thank David A
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This was a pleasant surprise! We happened upon it on our way to Maine. Just watching the video of HOW they got the sub into it's present location was cool, but to be able to actually walk through the entire sub, sit in the operators...More

Thank smiller6264
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I stop at the sub on my way to Maine and I am glad that I did. The staff in the museum shop were very helpful and knowledable. The self-guided tour of the sub was very interesting. If you're a history buff this should definitely...More

Thank William T
Reviewed 13 October 2017

If you are into naval history or engineering you will appreciate this exhibit. It is not a "Disney" experience but it is a well-run and well-executed no-nonsense look at a key part of US Naval history. The recorded information within the sub is interesting, clear...More

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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