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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
09:30 - 17:00
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Sun 09:30 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:00

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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 July 2016
Robert M
Garland, Texas
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Garland, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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 

Thank RevJohnK
Newmarket, NH
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Shaun O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

My husband served on this sub. Love to take grand kids here.They are amazed at the close quarters for sleeping. They love the gift shop

Thank Lorraine C
Cranston, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

On Sunday morning June 19, 2016 my husband and I went to the U.S.S. Albacore museum. They have summer and winter hours and are open seven days a week. There is a $7.00 charge to go into the submarine, otherwise everything else is for free. There is a museum shop to buy souvenirs. You can walk around the property to... More 

Thank Debra T
Eliot, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Wonderful look back into history of submarine testing. Have been here several times and enjoy it more each time. Always find something new that did not notice before. Great to see how sailors had to live in cramped space.

Thank tandembike2016
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Our family visited here and took tour. Interesting to see life on a submarine and hear the audio explanations. Kids loved it too.

Thank Shannon B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Great opportunity to go back in time and see how life on a research/testing submarine really was. They have done a great job telling the story and making you feel like you were there.

Thank Matthew W

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