What to Do in Scottsville Va

Tourist Attractions in the Scottsville, VA Area

Batteau Festival


Third Wednesday of June. Celebrate our past. The James River and Kanawah Canal were main thoroughfares of commerce. The Batteaus were used to move merchandise from inland Virginia to the port at Richmond. Each year hand-made replicas of the Batteaus with crews dressed in period garb come through Scottsville. A celebration with crafts, arts, music and food is provided while you visit the Batteaus and talk with the crews.

Information: (434) 286-6000
Email: Scottsville Community Chamber of Commerce
Website: Batteau Festival Website

Bruce Park


Enjoy the serenity and peacefulness of this beautiful park downtown Scottsville.

Butterfly Garden


A wonderful menigere of flowers and plants that attract the beautiful butterfly.

Canal Basin Square


Outdoor Transportation History park depicting the rich history of batteaux and packet boat travel which occurred in the heyday of America’s canals. The park is located at the original site of the James River and Kanawha Canal Basin on Main Street across from the Scottsville Museum.
Public Handicapped Accessible Restrooms

Web Site: http://avenue.org/cbs.

Churches in Scottsville

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Union Baptist

Many of our churches are the oldest and most beautiful structures in town.
All are within easy walking distance of each other within the downtown district.

Civil War Trails and Confederate War Memorial Monument & Cemetary

Civil War Trails historical marker at Canal Basin Square on Main Street. Monument and cemetery at Hardware Street (Rt. 795). Erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1914. Bronze and granite monument at this site with names, units, and home states of the forty soldiers buried there. Limited Parking

Community Day


Second Saturday of September. Scottsville Community Day is a joint effort of the Scottsville Community Chamber of Commerce and The Scottsville Center for Arts and Nature.

The mission is to celebrate our community and bring valuable information of services, community organizations and local businesses to our citizens.

Email: Scottsville Community Chamber of Commerce

Crab Feast

Fill yourself with this delicacy of the sea! Presented by the Scottsville Lions Club in September at the Scottsville Pavilion. Steamed Maryland crabs and shrimp, spiced, all you can eat along with baked beans, corn bread or hush puppies, cole slaw, beer and soft drinks. Live music.

Farmer’s Market

Saturday mornings at The Pavilion Downtown Scottsville. Fresh produce, arts, crafts, baked goods, entertainment and more! Fun for the whole family.

Saturday mornings – May thru October – The Pavilion in downtown Scottsville – 8 a.m. til Noon
For more information or to be a vendor email Tanya Cornewell at iamtanyacornwell@yahoo.com

Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

Early December. Festival of Lights brings the magic of Christmas to children and adults alike. A room full of colorful and festive Christmas Trees. Free admittance.

Festival of Lights is brought to you by the Scottsville Community Chamber of Commerce and Scottsville Center for the Arts and Nature.

Email: Scottsville Community Chamber of Commerce

Hatton Ferry

A nationwide survey conducted in 1985 indicated that the Hatton Ferry was one of two still operating poled ferries in the continental United States, today it is the last operating hand poled ferry. In 2010 the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society assumed ownership and operational responsibilities of the ferry. Located approximately five miles from downtown Scottsville. From James River Road (Rt. 726) turn left onto Hatton Ferry Road (Rt. 625) to the river. The Hatton Ferry operates from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, from mid-April through to mid-October. The ferry operates as river height allows. For additional information see http://www.thehattonferry.org/. Check out Hatton Ferry on Facebook for up-to-date information.

10120 Hatton Ferry Road, Scottsville, VA 24590

Historic Markers, Homes and Buildings

Downtown ScottsvillePercy House
Historic Marker

Scottsville is full of history! Feel free to walk our pedestrian friendly streets to learn what has happened in our town over the years. Many historic markers tell you about the floods and other significant historical events. Journey through time when you stroll through our residential areas and see the wonderful old homes.

Independence Day – July 4th Celebratons>
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Scottsville is renown for our Independence Day Parade and Fireworks presented by the Scottsville Volunteer Fire Department. Other events fill out this ‘Old-Fashioned’ celebration of our nation’s independence.

James River

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The Mighty James River. Enjoy a leisurly tube or canoe ride down the river, fish your limit in one of the best fishing rivers on the East Coast, or walk the Scottsville Levee Walk to just enjoy its beauty. Many options for guided fishing tours and river trips available from our local river outfitters.

Get outfitted for a day of great fun on the river by:

James River Reeling & Rafting
265 Ferry Street
Email: canoetown@gmail.com
Web Site: www.reelingandrafting.com

Enjoy fishing the James by using one of our experienced fishing guides:

Hatchmatcher Guide Service
Email: hatchmatcherflys@earthlink.net
Web Site: www.hatchmatcherguideservice55.com

Razorback Guide Service
Email: jrvbass@aol.com
Web Site: www.razorbackguideservice.com

Levee Walk

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Take a leisurely walk on top of the levee alongside the CSX rail. View the river and see the town of Scottsville from a different perspective.

Pine Knot

Located at: 711 Coles Rolling Road, Keene, VA 22946
Mail Address: P. O. Box 213, Keene 22946

Theodore and Edith Roosevelt’s family retreat. Operated by the Theodore Roosevelt Association. Information: (434) 286-2722

Website: www.pineknot.org

Rivertown Antiques & Collectibles

River Town Antiques is actually 50 Different Vendors in 12,000 square feet of space, harmoniously living under one roof. In addition to giving our customers and vendors superior service in a clean, friendly and fresh new store, our unique business model encourages a successful environment for our vendors which translates into great prices for our customers. Our terrific location provides us with abundant parking, brightly lit space with wide aisles and a selection of items ranging from the 1700’s to vintage collectables. We hope you will enjoy our website and make plans to visit our store soon.

190 Village Square Shopping Center
Scottsville, VA

Email: rivertownantiques@gmail.com
Web Site: www.rivertownantiques.net.

Scottsville Museum

No admission fee. Local history museum with exhibits on canal and river history, the Civil War, and Scottsville’s heritage. Regular museum hours are Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., April through October. The Museum is also open for Memorial Day, July Fourth, Labor Day, for specialevents and at other times open by appointment. Group tours welcom year-round.

Scottsville Museum
290 Main Street
PO Box 15
Scottsville, VA 24590

Information: (434) 286-2247
Email: smuseum@avenue.org
Website: http://avenue.org/smuseum

Toiter Creek Park

Totier Creek ParkTotier Creek Park

Albemarle County Park in Scottsville. Walking trails, fishing and beautiful nature to behold.

VFW Memorial

A dedication to all those who have served our country. Serene, beautiful setting in which to contemplate those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Walton’s Mountain Museum

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Schuyler,VA. Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the first Saturday in March through the last Sunday in November except Easter, Thanksgiving, and the second Saturday in October. Admission. Information: 831-2000.

Walking Tour of Scottsville

We are pleased to offer a map and walking tour guide of our town. You can find the walking tour at the information distribution center in Bruce Park or stop by our Town Hall (Victory Hall) to ask for a copy.