9/11 museum counts 300K visitors since May opening

New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio delivers his remarks

New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio delivers his remarks during the dedication ceremony in Foundation Hall, of the National September 11 Memorial Museum, as a photo of the "Survivor Stairs" is projected, in New York, Thursday, May 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew/POOL (Credit: AP)

(AP) -- Over 300,000 people have visited the Sept. 11 museum since it opened little more than a month ago, exceeding expectations, officials said this week.

Organizers see it as a strong start for the ground zero museum, which had faced questions about its $24 ticket price. The attendance total has topped projections by about 5 percent since the institution opened to the public May 21 and...

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