• Albacore at the museum
  • Boy looking through periscope
  • Girlm at helm
  • Crewmember with memorial bell
  • Naval cadet ceremony
  • Submarine Thresher monument
Welcome to Albacore Museum and Self-Guided Tours

The USS Albacore is a research submarine, designed by the U.S. Navy to test experimental features used in modern submarines. The Navy tested top-secret features that led to the high-speed silent operation used on modern U.S. submarines. Today Albacore has been preserved and opened to the public.

What is there to do and see?

Every visitor can go inside and explore this remarkable submarine. You'll be able to look through the periscope, explore the control room, engineering spaces, and bunkrooms, and hear crewmembers tell of things that happened when they were at sea.

How can I visit the USS Albacore?

Tours through Albacore are self-guided. As you walk through the ship, a series of audio stations highlight Albacore's unique features. Recordings by former crew members tell about daily life and some hair-raising incidents aboard the sub.

What can I see in the rest of Albacore Park?

The Visitors Center is your starting point for the tour. The Gift Shop offers souvenirs of your visit. The Memorial Garden preserves the memory of those who have served on Albacore and other U.S. submarines.


Click here for a Tour of the Sub and Park


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