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USS Albacore Museum

600 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3361
+1 603-436-3680
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This is a self-guided tour. It was fun climbing through the submarine and learning about the... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2016
Hartford, Connecticut
An important part of our Naval history - Facinating!

Returning from a trip to Maine, I couldn't resist stopping at the Albacore Museum. The location is... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2016
New Boston, New Hampshire
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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.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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600 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3361
+1 603-436-3680
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Reviewed 10 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

Thank JulieC829
Reviewed 7 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...More

Thank Recon71
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...More

Thank TimRiptonVT
Reviewed 4 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...More

1  Thank brianbva
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...More

Thank Christopher M
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...More

Thank Robert M
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...More

Thank MikeR2011
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...More

Thank Tko69
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...More

Thank RevJohnK
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,...More

Thank Shaun O
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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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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