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USS Albacore Museum

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Address: 600 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3361
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+1 603-436-3680
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun 09:30 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
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Kids will love exploring this retired 1953 U.S. Navy submarine which served...

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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Great place to take kids

Did a summer visit with the grandkids (5 and 7). You walk through the length of the sub and it's all self guided. Easy to get around. Kids can touch anything so they really... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Did a summer visit with the grandkids (5 and 7). You walk through the length of the sub and it's all self guided. Easy to get around. Kids can touch anything so they really enjoyed it. Easy parking and right off the highway. Lots to do in the area. Gift shop on site for souvenirs.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So happy I stumbled across the USS Albacore. Very friendly staff that help convey just how special the boat and her men were. Self guided tour is very educational. Highly recommend.

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Thank texas7jf
Rye, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a self paced tour through an experimental submarine with information stations along the way. It provides an up close experience of the conditions submarine sailors of the era served in. I enjoyed my trip through the "boat" and recommend it to anyone with a curiosity. There is also a small museum in the building with supplemental historical information.

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Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 8 and 5 year-old girls to the sub on a cold Saturday morning. The tour is self-guided. We had a fun time checking out all of the compartments and listening to recordings explaining the functions of the sub. It was definitley a unique experience.

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Thank Patrick S
Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the USS Albacore Museum this past Saturday. What a great hands on Museum. My boys 10 and 12 really enjoyed viewing this piece of history. It is a mostly self- guided tour where you get to go onto the submarine and see what it was like to be a crew member. There are audio boxes that give information... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

Really enjoyed this. You can go through entire submarine from stem to stern. Went in December of 2016 and it was cool and overcast but warm in the submarine. The 2 of us were only ones aboard. I'm 6'1", wide and 60 years old but managed to go through each of the watertight doorways. Just move slowly. There are several... More 

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1 Thank Bradddster
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Interesting eye-opener. Not for very plus size people or those who are claustrophobic. Extremely tight quarters.

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1 Thank mthors1
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Ok for a quick visit if you have an interest in submarines, not suitable for young kids or teens with no interest. They find it quite boring although my husband thought it was great.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Self-guided, $7 tour with push-button audio snippets consisting of a 1953 submarine parked above ground, a small room with a short informational film and some cases of artifacts. Also a small gift shop with friendly staff; parking lot. Worth it to get a look inside a sub if you never have; expect low ceilings, & a bit of climbing through... More 

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Danvers, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We were here in December of 2016, went early, like 9am so we had the sub all to ourselves. Nice little gift store, friendly staff... don't miss the little "museum" room filled with models of submarines from the past. You'll learn a lot. This sub is cramped, so if you're tall or have claustrophobia, this is NOT for you. Also,... More 

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