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2012 Batteaux Festival
Photo Credit: Lydia E. Wilson

Whether you’re looking for a Charlottesville daytrip or a week-long James River vacation, Scottsville offers one-of-a-kind historic architecture, a variety of restaurants from pizza to fine dining, easy access for tubing or kayaking, guided walking or fishing tours, antique shops, live music and visual art displays.

Drop by the Scottsville Museum as part of your Virginia Civil War Trails driving tour to hear about the crucial role the town’s mills, warehouses and canals played in the fight. Expand your visit to Monticello by traveling the same area Thomas Jefferson used to trod with his father on their way to court at Scott’s Landing. See the streets John Boy walked on his way to play piano at the Dew Drop Inn just a few miles from Walton’s Mountain, home of the television series The Waltons.

We asked the locals, “What’s there to do in Scottsville?” The responses flooded in, from well-known stops to hidden gems. Start your trip with this itinerary to explore Scottsville. For a free walking tour led by an informed guide, contact Councilman Dan Gritsko by email or at 434-286-9286. Or, design your own visit from our local merchant listings and the Scottsville Community Chamber of Commerce’s calendar of events.

1. Dining and Entertainment

2. Historical Sites

3. Lodging

4. Outdoor Recreation

5. Shopping