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USS Albacore Museum

600 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3361
+1 603-436-3680
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Really enjoyed our visit to the albacore. We wound up spending about 2 full hours here with 7 kids... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
via mobile
Historically Cool

Very interesting to see the inner workings of a real submarine from our military past, amazing how... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Portsmouth, NH
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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 4 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to the albacore. We wound up spending about 2 full hours here with 7 kids between 2 and 7. The ship was really incredible to experience - such tight quarters for so many! Good to learn the story of the albacore...More

Thank Kenneyri
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting to see the inner workings of a real submarine from our military past, amazing how these rigs worked. How they were built to withstand pressures below sea level and yet still accommodate crews and living space-worth the trip and price of admission!

Thank Portsmouth_NHRocky
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an amazing experience for the adults as well as for the child in the group. Interesting, informative, and very entertaining - this self guided tour is a must! We let our imaginations run wild and had a really fun time picturing ourselves living...More

Thank WestchesterGrand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time I've visited the Albacore and it was just as interesting as the first time! It only takes about an hour from start to finish. It can take longer/shorter depending on how busy it is. It's better to visit on a...More

Thank 783m783
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very interesting tour, and the narration stations were very informative. I went through very rapidly as I'm slightly claustrophobic but my husband took a lot of time with it. I went into the museum to get more information there.

Thank ksjhight
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed touring through the USS Albacore. The self guided audio tour was good and we got a lot of great information at the ticket counter. A fun little tour!

Thank Karrie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would love to tell you so much about this Museum, but we did not have much time to stop and really investigate and see what all it had to offer. There was a lot construction going on around it and my husband did not...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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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
Joan B
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.