NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The National World War II Museum set a monthly attendance record in March.
Officials say the museum attracted 54,198 people, a 23 percent increase over the previous high of 44,800 visitors in March 2012.
The latest milestone comes just months after the grand opening of the U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, which features new exhibits and artifacts, including a restored B-17E Flying Fortress and B-25J Mitchell.
The museum opened in 2000. Work has begun on another new pavilion, Campaigns of Courage: European and Pacific Theaters, which is slated to open in the spring of 2014.
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