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USS Albacore Museum

600 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3361
+1 603-436-3680
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Unusual and interesting.

Not many people have had the experience of seeing the interior of a submarine. Great self guided... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2018
ParkerC135
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Barrington, New Hampshire
Fascinating History

A very easy tour of a unique piece of maritime history. A great addition to any visit to... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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600 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3361
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+1 603-436-3680
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Not many people have had the experience of seeing the interior of a submarine. Great self guided tour with recordings at several stations throughout the submarine. This was the cutting edge of technology when it was in service.

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

A very easy tour of a unique piece of maritime history. A great addition to any visit to Portsmouth. How it got to it's present location is almost as interesting as the sub itself.

Thank robertcF6059XE
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Extremely interesting and well put together. Loved the many audio stations located in the sub, and the "hands on" of it.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Great way to learn about our early modern submarines, and see what life may have been life on these vessels, museum building also has some interesting information.

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This museum is outstanding for anyone who wants to get a feel of what life on a submarine feels like, or for anyone interested in modern Naval history or the history of the Seacoast area. The highlight is the bow to stern walk-through of the...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

So long as you can handle tight spaces you’ll love this place! Amazing to live the history. I did freak out about halfway through because of claustrophobia, but it’s an easy exit ;)

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

What a great little place! My children loved being able to get inside and explore - they went through the sub twice in fact. Super friendly folks working and engaging as well. Not a spot you'll spend a lot of time at, but we were...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Great place.. really gives you a perspective on just how small a submarine is. Living conditions are tight..one can only image the noice equally unpleasant. Isolation, odors.. tough life. Respect for submariners

Thank thratko
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

While on a walk, we came across the Albacore museum. It was a nice chance to see a submarine up close and learn more about submariners as well as the testing that this particular boat did.

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Great 9 min video then unstructured tour of submarine. Fun visit to Portsmouth with 12 and 9 year old kids. Perfect half day.

Thank WyattAdelaide
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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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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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