Hatton Ferry is located outside of Scottsville and runs from Saturday 9-5 and Sunday Noon- 5 from mid-April through the end of October. It is operated during most federal holidays during the operational period.
Call the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society (434-296-1492) or check out the Hatton Ferry on Facebook to make sure the ferry is in service.
October 28, 2011 - The Rivanna Garden Club recieved a grant with which they will use to beauty the banks along the James River.
This includes the area of the Hatton Ferry.
For more information, check out the news story from The Daily Progress or from the Charlottesville Newsplex.
October 10, 2010 - A young gentlemen reserved the ferry for a few private moments while he proposed. The ferry is seemingly becoming a romantic spot.
The wedding was hosted on the Buckingham side of the James River.
When the ferry moved across the river, we took in tow the batteaux that were also part of the ceremony.
The bride's family was in the "Anthony Rucker" batteau and the groom's family was in the "Grace".
The bride and groom stood on the end of the ferry and other guests stood on the deck of the ferry.
All together, over 100 people were in attendance.
September 28, 2009 - The Hatton Ferry makes National News on the Today Show. Click here to see the video.
The Hatton Ferry is the last pole operated ferry in America.
America moved west on these ferries and it is only fitting that the last one is still working on America’s River, the birth place of the first permanent English settlement, Jamestown on the James River.
The ferry has crossed the river for over 140 years.
It has carried farm products, the mail and vehicles both horse drawn and motorized from Buckingham County to Albemarle County and back.
This is living history worth saving for future generations.
The Hatton Ferry is a non-profit organization that relies on donations to save this piece of American history. We urge you to help us with this worthy cause.
Any assistance you can give us will be greatly appericated.