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Love history

Loved the boats and the location. Being so close to the river and great food made for a perfect... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Adrienne B
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Nice historic spot!

We stopped here while out driving and started with the levee walk. There are nice placards and... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2018
Shawsville, Virginia
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Loved the boats and the location. Being so close to the river and great food made for a perfect trip with the kids

Thank Adrienne B
Reviewed April 23, 2018

We stopped here while out driving and started with the levee walk. There are nice placards and exhibits telling the history of this area and how it was changed by the James River, the Kanawa canal, flooding, and transportation. The exhibits have some really interesting...More

Thank Melissa_and_RobertP
Reviewed March 3, 2018

This area can be viewed after a nice dinner at the James River Tavern or a day on the river kayaking or tubing. Just a short walk from either. It is nicer in spring or fall, but enjoyable year round and very informative if you...More

Thank fedamorton
Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

Self tour, easy to follow. Extremely informative!! This poor town has literally been underwater because of flooding many times. Pictures, a Batteau boat and a monument showing water depth. This town, Scottsville, Virginia is so sweet. It will not disappoint.

Thank ZivaIrene
Reviewed July 10, 2017

A lot of work has gone into researching and displaying the history of river traffic on the James. This is a special place!

1  Thank jswoods51
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Very well done local and really early national history. I knew there were canals going up the James River but did not know how extensive it was.

Thank Dean W
Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

This is a nicely done exhibit showing river transportation facts and history on the Canal that ran to Scottsville from Richmond. There is some seating and public restrooms here. Not a huge exhibit but lots of facts to read. It is across the street from...More

Thank Karen T
Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

This is a self guided walk thru museum. There are pictures to view, boats to see and detailed writings to explain everything.

Thank MsDee5
Reviewed June 25, 2015

As a river town, Scottsville's history is closely intertwined with that of the James River. In the 1800s, the Kanawa Canal played a vital role in moving tobacco and produce up and down the James River from Lynchburg to Richmond. Scottsville was a very important...More

1  Thank wallacedcjr
Reviewed April 26, 2015

We enjoyed walking through the exhibits, reading all about the varied history of Scottsville, and seeing the example of the flat bottom cargo barges used on the river in the past. It was fairly cold & windy, so we briefly climbed the levee to see...More

Thank William S
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