USS ALBACORE - "Forerunner of the Future" - AGSS 569 - Pioneering Research Vessel
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Visitor Center

The Park's Visitor Center includes a museum which contains many photographs and historic artifacts from Albacore and other submarines. The Visitor Center is the starting point for an audio tour of Albacore. The tour highlights many of Albacore's unique features, provides information about interior features and relates interesting happenings as told by some of her former crew members.

The gift shop in the Visitor's Center offers books and submarine related items for sale. Rest rooms and ample parking are provided.

Adjacent to the Visitor's Center is the Memorial Garden, a tribute to all the officers and men of the United States Submarine Service who gave their lives for their country.

How to get to Albacore Park

Albacore Park is located at 600 Market Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801.

From Interstate 95 North or South, take exit seven. At the bottom of the exit ramps, follow the signs for downtown Portsmouth. The entrance to Albacore Park is about a quarter of a mile on your right as you head toward downtown Portsmouth.

Traveling north or south on the Route 1 By-Pass, there is a stop light at Albacore's bow. Turn off the by-pass and turn left into the Park's entrance.

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Park Operations


The park is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day from Memorial Day to Columbus Day.


The park is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday through Monday from Columbus Day to Memorial Day. The Winter Shutdown for Park maintenance for 2014 will run from January 1 through February 28.


  • 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; Limit of 2 free children with the Family ticket.)
  • Group tour tickets (10 or more visitors) - Adults $6.00; Children 7-17 $2.75

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times
Group tours by arrangement
Last ticket sold 1/2 hour before closing

For additional information or questions about tours or park operating hours, telephone 603-436-3680. Click below to download printable PDF files:

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