Check out a local treasure for Memorial Day, the Albacore! (free for kids 7 and under!)
Is nautical stuff your thing? Albacore Park is a fantastic historical and educational activity—and it’s just plain cool! The retired submarine is open to the public for a completely hands-on tour. Walk the entire length of the vessel and turn the wheels in the engine room, look through the periscope, check out the super-tight sleeping quarters and chit chat in the communications station of this 55 (FIVETY-FIVE!) person vessel.
Have no idea what you’re looking at? No problem! The entire submarine is equipped with audio stations that share information about each area and relay interesting anecdotes of life under the sea. It’s truly an unbelievable tour.
Adults are only $7 and all kids under 7 are free (kids ages 7-17 are $3). Family packs (2 adults, 2 kids under 17) are only $14. Don’t forget to check out the Albacore website which is chock full of historical information, a virtual tour and information on shipmates.
Get down there and check out the Albacore before the crowds descend. Believe us, it feels crowded in there alone, never mind a pile of people behind you! Go get your fun on!
Open Saturday & Sunday, May 23 & 24, 2015 from 9:30am – 4:00pm. Open Monday, May 26, 2015 from 9:30am – 5:00pm.
The park is open every day from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 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. Check their website for their winter shutdown period usually January through the end of February
- Adults, $7.00
- Children 7-17, $3.00; Children under 7, free
- Active Duty Military, free
- Family, $14.00 (2 adults and 1 or 2 children under the age of 18)
(FYI: they do accept credit cards)
600 Market Street, Portsmouth NH