Canal Basin Square Views

Charlottesville Municipal Band Concert
JamesFest 2005 at Canal Basin Square, Scottsville

Charlottesville Municipal Band Concert at Canal Basin Square
Jamesfest 2005
Sunday, September 25
Photo by Chris Hogger

Slate dedication plaque for Canal Basin Square
Slate Dedication Plaque

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Canal Basin Square Entry Pylon and Sign

Entry Pylon to Canal Basin Square

249 Main Street

Scottsville, Virginia

There are eight pylons with interpretive signage along the walkway leading to the levee which protects Scottsville from the James River when it floods.

A replica James River and Kanawha Canal Packet Boat is currently being constructed by volunteers in the boat slip parallel to Scottsville's Main Street.  A freighter will follow that in a boat slip along Lumber street to the south.

Canal Basin Square is also a Virginia Civil War Trails Site

When War Came,,,,Scottsville Civil War Trails Sign

Scottsville's Canal Basin Square park is open during daylight hours and closes one hour after sunset.  Handicapped Accessible restrooms are open to the public during spring, summer, and fall when there is no danger of freezing weather.

For information, contact the Town of Scottsville at (434) 286-9267

In memory of Jesse Grove for his inspiration and work on Canal Basin Square.

Charlie Hall
Jamesfest 2005

In memory of Charlie Hall who we designated as "Site Superintendent"
Charlie faithfully patrolled the park every day and maintained the bathrooms too. Charlie passed away in January 2013.
Photo by John Bowers

In memory of Hunter Woody who maintained the grass in perfect condition for many years.
Here he was taking a break in a visit with Tim Small.  
Hunter passed away in March, 2018

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