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USS Albacore Museum

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Address: 600 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3361
Phone Number: +1 603-436-3680
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun 09:30 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
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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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Took my grandson

I was asked to entertain my two grandsons, 9 & 12 for the day and was sent to a function that turned out to be a dude. Now what do I do? And then I remembered the Sub. I had... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Cliffordmte
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Dover, New Hampshire
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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was asked to entertain my two grandsons, 9 & 12 for the day and was sent to a function that turned out to be a dude. Now what do I do? And then I remembered the Sub. I had passed by it many times and never thought to stop. Well we want and we were amazed. The kids loved... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're in the area, check out a piece of our Military past. VERY TIGHT quarters, not for people with limited mobility. (Great for kids). GO NAVY!

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

USS Albacore is a submarine that you can walk into - interesting for a quick visit. It's free and conveniently located.

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Thank PortsTraveler
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Portsmouth has a long history of building submarines and the Albacore is a must see. What is unique about this sub museum is that it is on dry land with easy access to the interior.

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Weatherford, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in Portsmouth for a wedding and drove by the USS Albacore Museum on our way to town. I read about it when I looked it up on the internet. It is part of our naval history and worth stopping by. We did not take a tour but merely enjoyed the exhibit which is the actual submarine. Highly... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were looking for things to do in Portsmouth, NH and we stumbled on this museum. The entire submarine is raised on blocks in a dry rock bed so you can see the whole thing. You can tour the submarine itself and learn about the very interesting role that they USS Albacore had in the development of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been by this museum 100 times. We hosted someone from Iowa who never saw the ocean so seething a Sub was really cool.

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Killingworth, CT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We only got to see the outside of the submarine (which looks pretty cool) because it was closed. They have somewhat limited winter hours: Thursday through Monday and they close at 4:00 pm.

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Camden, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Great stop on our way through Portsmouth. Tour takes approximately 30 minutes and is very informative. It was impressive to see all the things this submarine accomplished during its unique service. There was a group 10 minutes ahead of us and another one 5 minutes behind so we were able to listen to the short taped stories at each station... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Great place for a kids party. Not many times you can see the underside of a sub. Good tour. It even still smells like an active sub.

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