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Historical White's Ferry

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Address: Leesburg, VA
Phone Number: 301 349 5200
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Definitely Worth the Experience!

How often can you cross the Potomac a River as it was crossed historically ... On a ferry! Never mind that you can drive on this ferry in your car and be over it in a minute! You... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Leesburg, Virginia
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Leesburg, Virginia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

How often can you cross the Potomac a River as it was crossed historically ... On a ferry! Never mind that you can drive on this ferry in your car and be over it in a minute! You are crossing the Potomac River! It's charming, there are beautiful large trees and it's often quite efficient to bypass the large roads... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

At one point in US history, there were numerouss ferries crossing the Potomac River between Virginia and Maryland. Now there is only one -- Whites Ferry. This is an experience that should not be missed. The Potomac River is just beautiful there -- nothing like the Potomac you see in Washington, DC. Still used as a commuter route today, the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My wife and I enjoy riding White's Ferry to cross the Potomac River. We typically do it two or three times a year. There are several local farms, wineries, and historical sites to visit in the area. We like to enjoy the drive up River Road on the Maryland side of the river shopping for local produce. We then catch... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We have taken the kids across on the Jubal Early at White's Ferry several times when they were younger and they always loved it. Now that they are "tweens" we wondered what they would think and they thought it was absolutely "cool". Glad we made the short detour to include the Jubal Early.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Yes, it's the perfect way to cross the river and that's it! It takes all of five minutes and the excitement is over. The guy who was running the ferry the day I took it had the personality of a stiff board. I feel they could put in some convenience shops on the MD and VA side and a few... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Taking the ferry is a neat way to cross the Potomac. This is also a great place from which to start a bike tour of the c&O Canal

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Derwood, Maryland
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103 reviews 103 reviews
37 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Time slows down with Whites Ferry. We live in Montgomery County MD which is on the other side of the ferry from Loudon county VA. A great way for us to get to the wineries, farms, parks and even outlet malls near Leesburg. Highly recommend.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I love taking out of town guests on White's Ferry. It is such a cool way to cross the river and most of my family from Colorado haven't been on anything like it. We cross from Leesburg to Poolsville usually to pick fruit or get fresh produce at the farmers markets nearby. It is also a great way to get... More 

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Purcellville, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

It's cash only, but such a fun way to cross the river! Such a credit to our area that this service is maintained and we have an opportunity to not drive for a short while.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Step back in time; walk, ride (moto or bicycle), drive onto this brief and enjoyable ferry ride across the Potomac. Perfect to take a photo and drops you in countryside either in MD or VA - perfect idea for a weekend jaunt. Picnic facilities on the MD side and a little store to get a drink or ? Enjoy this... More 

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