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“What a treasure” 4 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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Des Moines, Iowa
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148 reviews 148 reviews
46 attraction reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“What a treasure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

We did not get to cross on the ferry, but just seeing it was a great experience. Not many left like this, so it really is special.

Visited June 2013
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York, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Not glamorous - but certainly different!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

Happened upon this quaint crossing by accident yesterday while on the Harleys w my Dad & brother. Never took the bike on a cable ferry before - a new experience. Before crossing park & grab a sandwich at the grill - super fresh & served w a family flair!

Visited June 2013
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Bowie, Maryland
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3 reviews 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“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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