PORTSMOUTH – Portsmouth Submarine Memorial Association (PSMA) and Albacore Park Museum, 600 Market St., a National Historic Landmark Site in Portsmouth, announces their participation in this year’s Portsmouth Piscataqua Riverfest. Albacore Park is open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Albacore Park will feature crewmen who served on board the USS Albacore Submarine while they tell their “Stories Around the Scope.” Witnesses to Albacore’s Coming Home in 1985 will inform visitors of the difficulties encountered that day and the thousands of people who lined up to watch this iconic submarine pushed into place by an escort of tugboats. Executive Director, Patricia Violette will deliver short talks and a photo gallery on the moving of Albacore up the Piscataqua River, and their new Museum Exhibit, “Portsmouth Built Submarines” will be unveiled to the public. “We have so much going on at Albacore Park this summer,” said Executive Director Patricia Violette. “The weekly crewmen talks are always on the top of our list. These submariners put their whole heart and soul into Albacore. Everyone should hear their stories.”
Regular admission for tours is $8 per adult and $3 per students and children under 17 years of age. Group rates are also available for groups of 10 or more. In honor of our troops, Albacore Park will also offer free admission through the Blue Star Museum program for those giving dedicated active service to our country.
Albacore Park, the formal site for the USS Albacore Submarine and museum and home of the Portsmouth Submarine Memorial Association, provides a sprawling park for everyone’s enjoyment. Only two minutes away from downtown Portsmouth! For more information, the best place to view Albacore Park’s events is on our Facebook page. You can also call 603-436-3680 or visit their webpage at www.ussalbacore.org