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USS Albacore Museum

600 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3361
+1 603-436-3680
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Gwrra Albacore visit

I recently visited the USS Albacore with friends. The automated self guide was very informative... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Francine B
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Sub to visit on land!

We started our visit by watching the short film and then viewed the showcases before moving outside... read more

Reviewed yesterday
scronk73
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Nesconset, New York
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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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Hours Today: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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600 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3361
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+1 603-436-3680
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I recently visited the USS Albacore with friends. The automated self guide was very informative. The ability of walking through the entire submarine along the self guided tour was really a very good experience.

Thank Francine B
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Reviewed yesterday

We started our visit by watching the short film and then viewed the showcases before moving outside to see the sub. The story of how they got the sub to it's present location is fascinating. The tour is self guided and well done. It was...More

Thank scronk73
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Reviewed yesterday

I went here in 2017... Took a wrong turn off the highway on my way to Portland, ME. This was there so we decided to check it out. What an interesting and fun thing to do. Cost was very reasonable. History lesson was neat.

Thank Jennifer P
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This self guided tour was very interesting and fun to visit. We have passed by so many times not realizing that the sub was open to explore! Those with limited mobility might not be able to explore this interesting piece of American history.

Thank Mrs_Phil2000
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the USS Albacore on a rainy vacation day and took our time roaming through the submarine and the museum. It was the first submarine we have been inside and we were both impressed by the care and upkeep of the vessel. If you...More

Thank Kristina M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great museum and tour through prototype submarine. Very informative and interesting stop. Allocate 1-1.5 hours for this stop.

Thank Edwin B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What an amazing place to actually touch American military history! Getting to walk thru the sub and touch just about everything was very cool. Makes you appreciate the conditions sailors had to endure when you see it first hand. The museum building is small but...More

Thank AdventureMythsJon
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice well maintained park and garden. Very interesting to explore an actual submarine! Amazing how 55 men called this sub home. Interesting to hear stories told from the men who lived it. Makes you thankful for those who serve our great nation. Worth a visit.

Thank Lbaker3366
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the tour, able to enter the submarine but is not for someone that has some physical challenges. There is a museum that is informative also. You can touch, sit in the seats, lay down on the bunks, definitely a hands on tour. Prices...More

Thank janet f
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is not a ton to do (the museum portion of the property is very small), but the audio-guided tour was informative and our kids loved the full hands-on experience. It was worth the stop & the price of admission.

Thank 177trishag
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Jacqueline B
August 16, 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
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joshdoster
August 10, 2016|
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Response from Matthew W | Reviewed this property |
Didn't seem hot to me.
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brianbva
June 6, 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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