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Historical White's Ferry

Leesburg, VA
301 349 5200
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Ranked #3 of 50 attractions in Leesburg
Type: Ferries/ Boats
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Alexandria, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

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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118 reviews 118 reviews
45 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We tried the ferry as an alternative to the Beltway back to Vienna, VA from Maryland. It worked fine, even on a weekend when we suspected there might be a long wait. We were pleasantly surprised when the wait was only about 10 minutes. The ferry is not a major attraction, taking only about 10 minutes to cross a peaceful... More

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Broadlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We have relatives who live in Maryland fairly close to the ferry. We live in Virginia between Dulles Airport and Leesburg. We can either take the toll road to I-495 to I-270 North or take Route 15 to White's Ferry. The latter is a MUCH prettier ride and and quicker as well. For occasional trips or on weekends it's a... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
65 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Yes its just a ferry ride and takes 10 mins or less to cross the Potomac..Having said that, this place is so beautiful and a really fun way to cross the river and explore the other side... the banks on both sides offer excellent viewing areas with shady trees... We went there on a weekday and it was very quite... More

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We have heard about this ferry several time but yesterday we need to save time and miles to reach north Virginia from Maryland . We never seen before this amazing way of communication ..worth it.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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308 reviews 308 reviews
125 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

There aren't many ferries like this left around the U.S., and this brief ride is always fun for the whole family. It also happens to be the only way to conveniently get across the river north of the American Legion bridge just outside of DC.

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Charles Town, West Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I've been to White's Ferry dozens of times since the 1970's and the beauty, history, and Ferry drivers are worth every minute that you spend there. I would suggest you read up on the history beforehand. It is fascinating!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This cuts off time, but it moves slowly. It is an experience. The pragmatic saving of time is enough to keep it going. But digging into the history makes it an interesting trip.

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