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USS Albacore Museum

600 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3361
+1 603-436-3680
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Interesting tour

This is an interesting tour of an old submarine from WWII. I went with my parents. We enjoyed it... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ariele S
You can say you've been inside a submarine

The history of how the submarine got to its current location was better than the actual tour. I... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
James W
Franklin, United States
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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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  • Average5%
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600 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3361
+1 603-436-3680
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Reviewed yesterday

This is an interesting tour of an old submarine from WWII. I went with my parents. We enjoyed it, though if you are nervous of small spaces definitely avoid it. It was fun, though it's a short tour for $10, but a great educational time...More

Thank Ariele S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The history of how the submarine got to its current location was better than the actual tour. I recommend going on a less hot day. The Albacore did not seem to be a fighting submarine or they removed the torpedo tubes. It was more of...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Well maintained, and very informative. Rare view of an experimental submarine! This review has to be 100 characters long, so here are some additional characters: !@#$%^*()_

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Self guided tour where you can actually tour the submarine at your own pace. Throughout the submarine you can listen to a pre-recorded explanation of the area you are in as well as history. You can sit in the navigation room, push buttons, look out...More

Thank gerri624
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was able to stop by and see this on the way. It was cool to go inside a sub and see all of the controls and how the crew lived. Watched a video in the visitors center.

Thank robhibb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the submarine very educational and history of how these vessels were like to work in and how it was a experimental submarine for the US NAVY was very impressed

Thank Cdn64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my boyfriend here and he loved it. Great for any history buffs and great for children because you have free range of the sub, and can climb into the bunks, sit in the navigation room and push all the buttons and pretend you...More

Thank saraysue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The USS Albacore is a historic Navy submarine that was used to test and develop new technologies for future US subs. The self guided tour uses recording of actual crew members, who share information about what you are seeing at each area of the Albacore...More

Thank MorrowDad
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We visited the museum with our 2 young children. It's fantastic to find an exhibit where you're encouraged to touch things. Our 2 kids had a great time pushing buttons, flicking switches and using the controls. Also the audio clips selected by pressing the red...More

Thank Silverback72
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I actually stumbled on this when I was lost and needed to turn around to get back to Portsmouth. It was such a great find! The shop was no longer open, but you can go inside the sub...that is just amazing! Wish I could have...More

Thank Becki C
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Is the inside of the submarine cooled during the summer? Thanks!
11 August 2016|
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Response from Matthew W | Reviewed this property |
Didn't seem hot to me.
I don't think we can get there during open hours. Can we still visit the memorial garden and see the sub up close after hours?
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
Joan B
Hours and days open price
30 April 2015|
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Response from Debra T | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the time of the year as other people as other people are saying. Submarine is $7.00. You have to check with them for their winter hours.