Hatton Ferry has been named one of the Top 15 for '15 Historic Sites for History Buffs! Visit us when our 2015 season opens on Saturday, April 18!
The Hatton Ferry is located outside Scottsville and runs on Saturday 9-5 and Sunday Noon-5 from mid-April through the end of October. It is operated during most federal holidays during the regular season. Visit Hatton Ferry ca. 1870 Last Poled Ferry in the United States on Facebook, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) at 434.296.1492 to make sure the ferry is in service.
A ride on the ferry is an unique opportunity to experience times past; ferries have served Albemarle and Buckingham Counties since the mid-eighteenth century, and provided a means by which European settlers could communicate with other settlers and establish commercial ventures. Visitors may ride the ferry across the James River, if water levels permit, $5 per person and $10 per vehicle.
While you are there, visit our new exhibit on the history of the Hatton Ferry, River Transportation, The Name 'Hatton', Floods, and the Histories of Ferries.