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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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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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This is a self-guided tour. It was fun climbing through the submarine and learning about the experiences aboard the vessel. Young children will enjoy this as well as adults

Reviewed 11 July 2016
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Hartford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

This is a self-guided tour. It was fun climbing through the submarine and learning about the experiences aboard the vessel. Young children will enjoy this as well as adults

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New Boston, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Returning from a trip to Maine, I couldn't resist stopping at the Albacore Museum. The location is odd until you realize that they had to create a channel to float the " boat" to it's final resting place. This submarine was used as a "test bed" and was configured in many different ways. The grounds is also a memorial to... More 

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Ripton VT
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

This is a great place to spend an hour or two and learn a bit of military history. The Albacore was an experimental sub, so it did not carry weapons or see action. It was built to test many different aspects of sub design, and was the fastest sub at the time it was in service. The tour is self-guided,... More 

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Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

First, even if you can't make it during business hours, drop by and see the submarine up close and walk over to the memorial garden. It's worth a look. If you decide to tour, the price is very reasonable. THey have a family rate for 4 people and it's not much more for family members beyond 4. I think we... More 

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Pocono Mountains Region, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

This was even better than the Intrepid in NYC. Thoughtfully presented with recordings of oral history from past crew members that really enrich the visit. The self-guided tour through the sub is hugely interesting and impressive. And the admission is very affordable and reasonable. Great for all ages but beware if you are tall or claustrophobic!

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Garland, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

A really interesting place to visit--gives everyone an understanding of life in a submarine . Great for kids as well as adults. The different tour stops offer great explanations of life aboard this sub from those who actually experienced it. Gift shop is excellent as well.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

It is a great little submarine. In this sub, which is smaller then most of the US WWII subs, yo get to see the whole thing, I was a little claustrophobic in some of the larger subs, but not here, you are above ground, and since it is not very long, you get a great feel for the life on... More 

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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon this while driving through New Hampshire... Decided to stop and check it out... So glad we did it was very interesting touring the inside and imagining what it was like to be at sea in this vessel for long lengths of time! For WW II Military buffs it's a definite must!

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Reviewed 28 June 2016

I don't think I would have made a special trip to visit the submarine but having done the heritage boat trip on the harbour it was a useful add on . Yet if you are an enthusiast definitely visit it . You do get a great sense of the close and confined world of the crew. Since the Albacore did... More 

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Newmarket, NH
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

This Submarine is a Great Place to Visit for the Young ,Old and Everyone in between. It gives people a Basic understanding of what it must be like to be a Crew member on Submarine of Old. We took our Grand Kids to see it, and they still Talk about it a Year Later. Great outing that could be the... More 

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