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“Fun ferry ride” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Historical White's Ferry

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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Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
“Fun ferry ride”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Inexpensive, historical ferry to get from VA to MD. Fun way to cross the Potomac. Cost was $5 for one way, but worth it!

Visited January 2013
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English first
Carbondale, PA
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
25 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Beats the beltway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

This is the only ferry still operating on the Potomac. Apparently there used to be more than 100. It is a nice drive from North Potomac, MD. Scenic, with some historic farms and buildings along the way. Might not be so great at night, as this road is two lane and winds a bit. The ferry is very efficient and you don't have a long wait. You are across the river in a flash. I will take this over the beltway, every chance I get.

Visited December 2012
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Dickerson, Maryland, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Fun ride for first timers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

easy way across the Potomac River but lately poorly operated and increasingly expensive. Avoid it on weekends unless you like an hour's wait to get across.

Visited December 2012
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Ashburn, Virginia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Quick trip to rural Montgomery County”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

If in Leesburg it is the fastest way to reach NW Montgomery County but also a good place to grab a canoe on a warm day and paddle around for a picnic. Try it out next Spring.

Visited October 2012
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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“A family treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Not too many of these are around now. It's a real treat to cross the river over the ferry! This place holds so many sentimental memories for me. My prom date had our driver go this route to dinner. And when I was a kid it was cheap entertainment or a large family with a tight budget.

Visited July 2012
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