When we awoke on the second day of our cruise down the Mississippi we had already tied up at the Vicksburg landing. There are no docks in the smaller towns because of the rising levels of the river.
Included in the tour price is a Hop on Hop off bus tour of all the towns we stop at.
We walked up the steep embankment to the road. They do have buggies for those who are not very mobile. We also enjoyed the Fall colours.
Washington St is the main street full of interesting shops and museums. I loved the cups hanging from the posts outside this cafe.
We visited the Coca Cola museum and learned about the history of this iconic drink.
We popped into a toy museum. The collection was amazing and brought back memories.
Our last stop before lunch was the 'Old Depot Museum" Where we learnt about the Civil War. It used to be a railway station. We returned to the boat for lunch and in the afternoon we went on a "PremiumTour". That means an excursion for which you have to pay extra.
We were driven around the battlefield and told about the battles. Throughout the park there are memorials from each state that had soldiers killed here. This is the Illinois memorial.