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Tour a ex-US Navy submarine

Portsmouth has a long history of building, maintaining, & servicing submarines. The Albacore allows... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Edward K
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Worthwhile Visit

Visited with two children on what just happened to be the reunion of the sub's crew. Got to walk... 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.
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600 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3361
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Portsmouth has a long history of building, maintaining, & servicing submarines. The Albacore allows you to pass through an experimental sub from the Cold War era. It sits on dry land. There is an amazing engineering story behind that feat. The self guided tour gives...More

Thank Edward K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with two children on what just happened to be the reunion of the sub's crew. Got to walk through the whole vessel, see what sailors deal with in cramped, hot spaces. Was very interesting. Gift shop and museum are just as informative and the...More

Thank Infield99
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've never seen a close up submarine before a couldn't get over the size of it. I didn't go in but my son did. He said it was so hot he could barely breathe. Not sure those who can't stand small crowded places. Cute little...More

Thank Angelize1999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a free museum in the gift shop. You have to pay to go through the sub which is so cool. I've been in a landlocked sub before and I am always intrigued about the life on a sub. So nice on this one...More

1  Thank gardeningteacher8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were pleasantly surprise with the history of the Uss albacore. I played an important part in submarine history.

Thank Donna D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in to the museum and to explore the submarine. It was amazing to see the inside of it. I will warn you that it gets very hot in the sub and if you have difficulty stepping up into portholes or bending down for them...More

1  Thank momto3longisland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great attraction in Portsmouth that is not to be missed. This early 1950's research submarine is in fantastic shape and does not take long to go through at all. It was the first submarine to feature the teardrop hull design that we...More

Thank FilmScoreComposer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to the Portsmouth area many times and never knew this site was here even though it is right on the corner of a busy intersection. We were fortunate enough to notice one day and happened in. The Alabacore offers a self guided...More

Thank JimmyHNH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pretty cool visiting here with two of our grandchildren. We had a five year old boy and twelve year old girl. Surprisingly both of them had a good time. Sub has been restored and is in ship shape condition. Lots of history, don't miss the...More

Thank Joseph O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My brother MADE me take my grandson here. I have no idea how I missed this for decades! Walking inside the sub is an experience like no other. Very informative.

1  Thank LoisLane_S17
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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