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Historical White's Ferry

Address: Leesburg, VA
Phone Number: 301 349 5200
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Ranked #2 of 75 things to do in Leesburg
Type: Ferries, Transportation
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Type: Ferries, Transportation
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English first
Purcellville, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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74 reviews 74 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Newbury Berkshire
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I visit Whites Ferry twice a month, its only down the road, and takes 30 miles off my journey crossing from Leesburg VA into Whites Ferry and over to Gaithersburg. The General Jubal A. Early Ferry has been crossing this river since the 1860, it is REAL American history. Its $5 one way and $8 return, as long as you... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I first started using the ferry because I was thinking of saving time and money- Now I take the ferry because it is so lovely, it is an old fashioned services that is romantic in nature

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Ashburn, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My husband and I took the ferry back from a winery and had a great time. Friendly staff, quick and scenic trip and a great deal for the cost

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Leesburg, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Well worth the fare! it's a beautiful place for a five minute crossing! The fastest way from Leesburg to Gaithersburg! Check out the high water mark on the Building on the Maryland side.

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Harrisburg, PA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Our hotel shuttle dropped us and our bikes off at the ferry - took the quick trip across, rode for a few hours and took the ferry back. A fun and unique trip across the Potomac!

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Portland, Oregon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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675 reviews 675 reviews
339 attraction reviews
257 helpful votes 257 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
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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