NEW MARKET -- The 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg is just happened and one battlefield in the Valley is seeing more visitors ahead of Independence Day.
The Virginia Museum of the Civil War has attracted more people. The museum has put up new signs and refurbished some old items. Major Troy Marshall said attendance is well above last year. He said it's because of anniversaries for other battles.
"Literally next year is our big year. So everything is helpiing to direct visitors here. They're just not coming for the civil war, but we are one reason why they're coming through," said Marshall.
If you want to take in a little history on Independence day, the museum will be open Thursday.
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