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.


10120 Hatton Ferry Road
Scottsville, VA 24590