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“A step back in time” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Historical White's Ferry

Historical White's Ferry
, Leesburg, VA
301 349 5200
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Ranked #2 of 69 things to do in Leesburg
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Bowie, Maryland
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3 reviews
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“A step back in time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Very nice ferry to shuttle travelers from the Maryland side of the Potomac River to the Virginia side and back again. Very reasonable at $2 for a person and bike each way. The ferry runs continuously and the operator was nice and made it easy for us to understand what to do. Fun and practical.

Visited May 2013
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Rockville, Maryland
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“Historial and Efficient Ferry”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

If you need to travel from VA to MD or MD to VA and want to avoid the Beltway, this ferry is for you. The entire area is historical, many Civil War battles fought nearby and for those who dread the Beltway (Rt. 495 which circles the DC Metro area), taking the Ferry is a charming way to avoid the manical driving on the Beltway.

Visited October 2012
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Middleburg, Virginia
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“Just good reliable transportation!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Whites Ferry is the not really a tourist attraction but ferry boat itself is historic, the river is beautiful and the trip is short (less than 10 minutes). The run it efficiently with minimum fuss and at a reasonable rate. And it saves you over 40 minutes of driving on the beltway to get to Maryland.

Visited April 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 attraction reviews
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“Cute for what it is”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Decided to add a trip on White's Ferry to add some flavor and atmoshere to my day driving through the country side. We were headed to a winery from the Maryland side so this was a great alternative to driving around and up 66 or 267. We had to wait for 2 cycles of round trips before we got onto the ferry. It was all of about 25 minutes which was a nice pause to driving. At $5 a trip ($8 RT), it is cheaper then the tolls in VA and a lot more scenic :)))

Visited May 2013
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Olney, Maryland
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“So Cool. Throwback to Olden Days”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

This quaint Potomac crossing is a must, if you need to get from Montgomery County, Maryland to extreme northeastern Virginia, or vice versa. Beautfiful, scenic, and relaxing

Visited April 2013
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