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Historical White's Ferry

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Address: Leesburg, VA
Phone Number: 301 349 5200
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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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Columbia, Maryland
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
73 helpful votes 73 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
12 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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Newbury Berkshire
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62 reviews 62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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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