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Historical White's Ferry

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Address: , Leesburg, VA
Phone Number: 301 349 5200
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I love Whites Ferry! It is a fun scenic ride that doesn't add (or really subtract) anytime from our journey from MD to VA, but it really is such a cute, quick ride. I like that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I was biking on the C&O trail and after 25 miles was happy to come upon this. I was hoping for some good food, but they have a basic grill and can make a basic sandwich. Very friendly, but your food choices are limited. My partner got a PB&J, and since I was vegan, I just bought some fruit. You... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I love Whites Ferry! It is a fun scenic ride that doesn't add (or really subtract) anytime from our journey from MD to VA, but it really is such a cute, quick ride. I like that your round-trip pass does not have to be used in the same day as sometimes we take a different route, but I can always... More 

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Charles Town, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

So many memories....this is a "must do" for travelers. And a great step-back in history for those of us that have not been there for awhile. I would combine a visit here with a visit to Ball's Bluff.

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Background: On a trip to Northern Virginia to work on my parent's estate. I took White's Ferry to a) avoid 495 and b) enjoy a piece of history. Verdict: White's Ferry is a beautiful, peaceful way to travel during non rush hour. My wait was a mere two or three minutes. Would love to travel this way again. Reminder: Bring... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Have been on White's Ferry many times. Took a group of friends on a ride from Baltimore to Leesburg, Va. and made a point of taking the ferry. Relaxing couple of minutes while crossing the Potomac. Kids get a kick out going on the ferry as mine did when they were younger. Ferry fee is fair, $3 for motorcycles. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

If you don't want to go up all the way to Fredrick as a way to get to Southern or Eastern Maryland then a trip on the Ferry across the Potomac might be a good alternative. We had about a 10 minute wait as we got there when the Ferry was on the other side. We paid 3.00 to ferry... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Biked the C&O Canal trail and used the ferry to get into Leesburg for the night. It was a fun, easy and quick way to get across the river. $5 for cars and $2 for bikes - pay the operator when you get on board. The Ferry is very efficient and only takes a few minutes to load and get... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

White's Ferry never fails me. Crossed on Sunday after 2-3 inches of torrential rain the day before and the intrepid Jubal Early still got us across. Had to stop a few times for HUGE trees floating downstream, so we had some delay, but that just adds to the character of the crossing. Well done, guys!

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Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Several years ago, I had to travel from Bethesda, Maryland to Ashburn, Virginia -- near Leesburg twice a month during the heaviest rush hours. Traffic on the main commuter routes was very, very bad (about 90 minutes). When I took this route through very rural Montgomery County, I was much more relaxed, and found the crossing simply wonderful and easy,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

It is always fun traveling on the ferry across the Potomac river. It's fairly cheap and never too long of a line. You can get out of your car and get some good pictures up or down the Potomac river.

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