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USS Albacore Museum

600 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3361
+1 603-436-3680
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Great place for submarine perspective

Great place.. really gives you a perspective on just how small a submarine is. Living conditions... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Forked River, New Jersey
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Honey, there's a submarine in that park...

While on a walk, we came across the Albacore museum. It was a nice chance to see a submarine up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 via mobile

Great place.. really gives you a perspective on just how small a submarine is. Living conditions are tight..one can only image the noice equally unpleasant. Isolation, odors.. tough life. Respect for submariners

Thank thratko
Reviewed 1 week ago

While on a walk, we came across the Albacore museum. It was a nice chance to see a submarine up close and learn more about submariners as well as the testing that this particular boat did.

Thank gregofissaquah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great 9 min video then unstructured tour of submarine. Fun visit to Portsmouth with 12 and 9 year old kids. Perfect half day.

Thank WyattAdelaide
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have done several sub tours before and this one was the most interactive. Actually got to try out a couple beds to see if I fit. Buttons played audio files with story of that part of the sub. Need to stay until the end....More

Thank Brian P
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

The USS Albacore was a unique research submarine. The Servicemen on board were termed “The Astronauts of Their Time.” I’m not well versed in naval history or engineering, but the 2 hours I spent in the Museum & inside the Sub blew me away. I...More

Thank ChanEvan
Reviewed 3 December 2017

This is a terrific museum. They put a lot of effort into the narratives scattered throughout the sub and they do a great job describing what life on the sub was like.

Thank Chiguy064
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Great time walking onboard a awesome US submarine. A great history lesson and eye opener on what lifes like gor sub-mariners.

Thank will4202017
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Great self guided tour. Don’t if you are claustrophobic. Easy to find and lots of parking. Lots of history.

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

It was great to walk in and see what the sailor would have to live in for months. Smalls rooms, tight bunks. Crazy how long they would stay in the sub in the tight condition. Great history lessons for the kids also.

Thank NFDDJS33
Reviewed 5 November 2017

No often that you see a submarine along the side of the road. Free parking and excellent opportunity for photos.

Thank Margaret C
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Jacqueline B
16 August 2017|
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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
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