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USS Albacore Museum

600 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3361
+1 603-436-3680
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Memories!

I served on Albacore (1969-1972) when it was decommissioned. I have taken both of my grandchildren... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
thomasjb2018
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Dover, New Hampshire
Wonderful tour!

We stopped in this little park to see the Albacore. The gentleman running the museum was... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
pitterpat000
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Gainesville, Georgia
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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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600 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3361
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I served on Albacore (1969-1972) when it was decommissioned. I have taken both of my grandchildren there, and they enjoyed it very much. It is a great place to see history and enjoy a walkthrough. Brings back memories, as my father helped build it and...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

We stopped in this little park to see the Albacore. The gentleman running the museum was especially friendly and talkative - helped us know how the sub got there and what else there was in the area to enjoy. Unfortunately, NOTHING else in the area...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Nice submarine museum. It's small but you are allowed to touch the various monitors, buttons and displays on the submarine. It was a quick stop and let us stretch our legs for a little bit which was good.

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

I've been into submarine museums before but often they only open sections of the submarine. We were able to walk throughout almost all of the albacore and the audio tour was very interesting!

Thank Ivy W
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

The Albacore is why subs look the way they do today. A cozy little museum and park tucked away on the fringe of Portsmouth NH that offers a glimpse at how submarines developed. Perfect way to fill a few hours for those interested in historic...More

Thank MausX
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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.

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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.

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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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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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