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Historical White's Ferry

Leesburg, VA
301 349 5200
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Ranked #5 of 50 Attractions in Leesburg
Type: Ferries/ Boats
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San Diego, California
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124 reviews 124 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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12 reviews 12 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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Baltimore
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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11 reviews 11 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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275 reviews 275 reviews
167 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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157 reviews 157 reviews
64 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

In our new Sunday regimen of a drive to lunch/brunch and a favorite attraction, Mrs Too and I crossed the Potomac River aboard the Gen. Jubal A. Early at Historic White’s Ferry in nearby upper Montgomery County, Md. We have done this many times in the past, once even trailing our Rockwood pop-up camper. There always seems to be some... More

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Ashburn, Virginia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
29 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The only ferry remaining on the upper Potomac river. Travel where people crossed the Potomac River in the 1800's. A ferry attached to cable, pushed by diesel. Holds 24 cars. Can be a short cut for some traversing parts of MD an VA, or just enjoy a drive through the a countryside. Stop to see remains of the C&O canal... More

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