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Aviation Museum of New Hampshire
Aviation Museum of New Hampshire
27 Navigator Rd, Londonderry, NH 03053, USA
The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire is the only aviation museum in the state dedicated to New Hampshires aviation past. The museum covers all sorts of places and events through New Hampshire's history in aviation. The museum is located inside of an original 1937 terminal from the Manchester airport. With the terminal under threat of destruction, it was moved to its current location. Aside from this beautiful terminal, the museum also boasts an impressive collection of artifacts and is host to many educational programs throughout the year. There is plenty to see and do for aviation enthusiasts of all ages and in all seasons. Dont forget about volunteer opportunities too!
Fort at Number 4
Fort at Number 4
BOX 1336, 267 Springfield Rd, Charlestown, NH 03603, USA
Fort Stark
Fort Stark
211 Wild Rose Ln, New Castle, NH 03854, USA
Fort William and Mary
Fort William and Mary
25 Wentworth Rd, New Castle, NH 03854, USA
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center
2 Institute Dr, Concord, NH 03301, USA
USS Albacore (AGSS-569)
USS Albacore
USS Albacore (AGSS-569)
Submarine Way, Portsmouth, NH 03801, USA

The USS Albacore (AGSS-569) was launched in August of 1953 and served with the U.S. Navy until December of 1972. During its tenure with the Navy, the Albacore served as a research submarine with a state of art teardrop hull design. With submarine warfare reaching its peak during World War 2, and clearly being very effective, the United States was on an endeavor to upgrade their aging submarine fleet. The Albacore helped the Navy with such tests as streamlining control surfaces, a new hull shape, engine improvements, sonar systems, and sound dampening among many others. 

After the Albacore served her country, she was turned into a museum ship where visitors can tour her daily. Visitors can take a self guided tour of the Albacore which starts at the visitor center which also has a very nice gift shop. The tour takes visitors through the 205 foot long hull where they can see how sailors cruised beneath the seas. The control room, engineering spaces, and bunk rooms are all available for exploration. 

The USS Albacore is a seasonal museum and open on the weekends only. Be sure to check out their website before for any updates and follow them on social media!

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