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Historical White's Ferry

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Address: Leesburg, VA
Phone Number: 301 349 5200
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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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Sterling, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Great little $5 ferry ride across the Potomac River from suburban Virginia into rural Maryland. Nice views, lots of little historical spots in the area.

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Lansdowne, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I liked the speed of the ferry - got across the potomac in a few minutes. The staff were redneck, unwashed and rude. I didn't enjoy the confederate flag flying above the US flag on the MD side of the ferry.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

White's Ferry is such a wonderful, nostalgic and relaxing way to cross the Potomac River! You really feel you have taken a step back in time as the ferry carries you and your vehicle across the river. Plus, we enjoy supporting this important piece of history. After all, it is the last remaining ferry operation on the entire 405 mile... More 

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Centreville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

It is a great experience! I was born and raised in Maryland, and it's nice to still have the Jubal running across the Potomac! It's a small piece of history, being the only ferry still operating on the Potomac since, at least, the 1800's.

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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

White's Ferry is a short 10 minute ferry ride across the Potomac River just outside of Leesburg, VA - $8 round trip to go with your car on the ferry from VA to MD and back to VA. The trip out to the Ferry is about an hour from D.C. You have to view the whole experience as sort of... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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67 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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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Address: Address: Leesburg, VA
Phone Number: 301 349 5200
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Loudoun County  >  Leesburg

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