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USS Albacore Museum

600 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3361
+1 603-436-3680
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Insightful Visit to a Historic Submarine

The USS Albacore Museum is located just off of I-95, Exit 7 in New Hampshire (watch carefully for... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Dave E
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West Boylston, Massachusetts
Glad I found it!

Unique experience. It was surprising to me to see how the brave crew that used this submarine could... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
vacationgirl7969
,
Portsmouth, 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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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600 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3361
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

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

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

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

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Reviewed 8 August 2017 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.

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

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

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Reviewed 31 July 2017 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

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Reviewed 26 July 2017 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
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Reviewed 26 July 2017 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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Reviewed 25 July 2017

This submarine is a great opportunity to see what it was like in an old time submarine. You can explore the entire sub - bunks, engine room, the dining room. Fascinating. Anyone interested in boats, submarines, the military or engineering in general will Great for...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Driving down the road going to Maine and all of a sudden you pass a submarine! There it is sitting there in a nice park . It seams that the ship yard that built it laid out railroad tracks and moved it to this location...More

Thank alozam
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

we had a great time going all over this it was self guided and you could take your time or go again as you wished we really enjoyed the attraction

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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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joshdoster
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Response from Matthew W | Reviewed this property |
Didn't seem hot to me.
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brianbva
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
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