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USS Albacore Museum

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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This is a must see if you are in the area

Weather you are a military or history buff or not this is very cool. It is a self guided tour and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Windsor Locks, Connecticut
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Went with my son (12) who shares a fascination with military hardwear. It’s a nice fairly quick... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hopkinton, New Hampshire
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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 2 weeks ago

Weather you are a military or history buff or not this is very cool. It is a self guided tour and you can spend as much time in the sub as you like. It is incredible how they lived in this thing. The was not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank VinnieC1025
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my son (12) who shares a fascination with military hardwear. It’s a nice fairly quick self guided take. Do yourself a favor and consider some of the great books in the check in building and TALK & ASK QUESTIONS OF THE STAFF! They...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Vagoda
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I loved going and learning about the albacore and then getting to explore inside was super fun. There was a young child there who was having a fantastic time, so definitely kid friendly as well! I would not recommend for anyone who...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jessiestruth
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

Must see historic site to visit while in Portsmouth. Easy to find with plenty of parking. Photo friendly with great lighting and near Unlimited access to the boat. Best submarine museum that I've visited. Admission was $8 and it took me two hours to self...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank U8445GTluisd
Reviewed 29 November 2018

What a brilliant attraction. The submarine is positioned in a brilliant manner so that one can get the total perspective. While we only had time for a quick stop - and if it's all you have time for do so - my son loved just...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JeffBreedlove
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

Wow this museum was really interesting. It gave you an idea as to how it was for the Navy sailors in the silent service. Great place to take the kids.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank raw2017
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Everyone can find something interesting at this stop; the submarine, the gift shop, the museum, the memorial. This is a great short visit spot. You can visit in 15 minutes or stretch it to an hour. Lots of it is free. Only the inside the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lobsterknits
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

The USS Albacore is a smaller exhibit but chock full of interesting stations. Each station has a speaker with a red button that plays a short informative story. This vessel shows the difficult conditions the sailors had to endure to sail her. Overall a good...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank erichW9577AJ
Reviewed 29 October 2018

The museum has a movie about the Albacore and a lot of history and memorabilia. The tour of the Albacore is self guided. As you proceed from the museum there are boxes with red buttons that explain about the area you are in. Each has...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carl C
Reviewed 28 October 2018

My husband loves museums and machines and this was a great stop. We enjoyed the self guided tour and freedom to roam around the submarine. Not recommended for those who are not limber and able to climb up and down and through the small openings...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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
11 August 2016|
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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