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Civil War tour of Va. capital for mature visitors

Friday - 9/13/2013, 8:13am  ET

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Richmond National Battlefield Park typically doesn't need a rating system for its Civil War programs.

That's not the case for an upcoming program called "Harlots and Hooligans." Park rangers will lead tours through the streets of Richmond to explore what the Park Service calls the Civil War's "darker impacts" on the city.

Because of the content of the tours, the Richmond National Battlefield Park is advising visitors that the program may not be suitable for young children.

During the Sept. 21 tours, rangers will explore how the former capital of the Confederacy adapted to a flood of refugees, soldiers, con artists and spies during the war. Each tour will lead visitors through the "most historically sordid" sections of the city.


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