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“Long time ago” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Historical White's Ferry

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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Winchester, Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Long time ago”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

White's Ferry is just that...a ferry ride across the Potomac. It is a great short cut from Virginia to Maryland. There is a small shop and the staff is most friendly. The Ferry Operators are amazing, out in all weather. Hint: In real adverse weather you may want to call ahead to see if the ferry is running.

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English first
Olney, Maryland
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121 reviews 121 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
“Its just cool”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

It can be a shortcut if you know the traffic and where you need to go. I have used it many times. Sometimes just for a change of pace and to avoid Capital Beltway traffic.

Visited January 2013
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Leesburg, Virginia
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8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Very cool Ferry”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

This is very convenient if you are going over to western MD. In addition its inexpensive and different than driving on the highway. Be careful of the spped cameras on the MD side.

Visited January 2013
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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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Carbondale, PA
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25 attraction reviews
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“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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