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USS Albacore Museum

600 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3361
+1 603-436-3680
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Once the fastest submarine in the world

This submarine is pretty fun, especially for kids, but any adult who's never been on one would find... read more

Reviewed yesterday
J Michael D
New Castle, New Hampshire
Historic...must see

I don't know how many times we have driven by and said, "We must go there some day!" Well the day... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ellen K
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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%
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600 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3361
+1 603-436-3680
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Reviewed yesterday

This submarine is pretty fun, especially for kids, but any adult who's never been on one would find it educational if not kind of fascinating. It's cramped, which is part of the fun, and the periscope, with 70-year-old optics, was more than interesting. The staff...More

Thank J Michael D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't know how many times we have driven by and said, "We must go there some day!" Well the day came and after a little rerouting to bridge reconstruction we found Albacore Cove and this historic research submarine and museum. A modest . admission...More

Thank Ellen K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since I was a little girl traveling with my parents from Maine to Massachusetts visiting family, I've always wanted to visit the USS Albacore. Well, my husband and I finally chose this as our explore destination this past weekend. What an eye opener it is...More

Thank Barbara O
Reviewed 1 week ago

The USS Albacore Museum is located just off of I-95, Exit 7 in New Hampshire (watch carefully for the small sign to the south of the road). The museum includes the submarine (open for tour), a smallish building and a memory garden dedicated to those...More

1  Thank Dave E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unique experience. It was surprising to me to see how the brave crew that used this submarine could make it in this tiny space. I mean, it is long but everything is so small and compact. Great experience to have the opportunity to visit the...More

Thank vacationgirl7969
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The kids enjoyed this as well as the history behind it. The people in the store were very nice and had a lot of information to share.

Thank scubababe0617
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is an actual submarine used by the US Navy and it has audio stations explaining the various parts of the sub as you tour at your own pace. It is great to get a feel for what those who served on it had to...More

Thank RICK T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great up close opportunity of a submarine. Both my 6 year old and 13 year old enjoyed the tour. The gentleman selling tickets was super friendly. Would not make a special trip to see it, but if you're in the area it's definitely worth a...More

Thank AIricka20
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My four year old really enjoyed visiting the USS albacore. You get a good understanding of what it's like to live inside a submarine. The kids can try out the bunks, sit in the officer's chairs, touch all the buttons and steering wheels etc. It...More

Thank Mama-Sascha
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for the first time today and we were very pleased. My 13 yo son really enjoyed it, as well. A great opportunity to lie in the bunks, press all the buttons, and look through the periscope of a real submarine. We prefer self guided...More

Thank rowansmom
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Jacqueline B
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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