2014 was record year for National World War II Museum
NEW ORLEANS - The National World War II Museum is celebrating a record year.
Spokeswoman Kacey Hill says the 515,000 visitors in 2014 broke the previous year's record by 14 percent.
March set an all-time one-month record at nearly 56,100, up from 54,300 a year earlier.
Hill says more people are aware of the museum. She says it's also doing more to attract visitors who may not have the museum in mind when they come to New Orleans.
The museum's newest building opened Dec. 13 with exhibits about the European theater. Pacific theater exhibits are to open there this coming December.
The museum opened June 6, 2000, as The National D-Day Museum founded by author and historian Stephen Ambrose. Congress designated it the national World War II museum in 2004.