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Historical White's Ferry

Leesburg, VA
301 349 5200
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Ranked #3 of 50 Attractions in Leesburg
Type: Ferries/ Boats
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Portland, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We enjoyed crossing the river by ferry with our bikes. The ferry is very efficient and the location is very handy!

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Alexandria, VA
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177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

A return to yesteryear via a boat with a 5-7 minute trip across the Potomac to Poolesville. This ferry avoids the longer trip either south or north to cross a bridge and brings to life the days when boats were the primary form of transportation across the River. $5 fee for an enjoyable ride.

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San Diego, California
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24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We were traveling between my brother's home in Poolesville, MD to cousins in Fall Church, VA and had our grand daughter with us. The GPS resisted going on the Ferry. We made it. Got right on and crossed to VA! Avoided the Beltway and wee able to stop at Costco in Leesburg before continuing south to Falls Church. Fun and... More

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Gordonsville, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This was so cool! I never knew this was here until someone told us about it! We rode across just for the fun of it

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A decrepit WW2 landing craft does not treasure make. Not even reliable commuter transportation for those who need to stay off the DC beltway.

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Senior Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It's one of those things that you just have to do. We were riding 105 miles on our bikes from Baltimore to Leesburg, VA and this seemed the best way to go. They load you quickly and it's a nice way to cross the Potomac and enjoy the view.

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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It seems that there are only three (3) ways over the Potomac River in Virginia. Historic White's Ferry is one of them. It is an entertaining ride across the river and there is not much of a wait. It does shut down in the evening and opens in the early morning for the commuters. On the other side from Leesburg... More

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Leesburg, Virginia
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

White Ferry is a lovely place for a picnic in the Spring and Summer, the W & O Canal trail is so close, we love our 5 mile walks on both sides, let us get our exercise while the pups can jump in the water and swim and enjoy themselves. We have rented a canoe in the past and canoed... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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176 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

great little ferry to get to maryland/virginia. cheap for cars, even cheaper for motorcycles and foot (if you choose). owned by same family for many years. only ferry that i know of in the region.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

White's ferry is a must do, whether riding your motorcycle or driving your car near Leesburg Virginia. Take the time to ride the ferry. very beautiful scenery of the Potomac River and great experience.

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