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Historical White's Ferry

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Address: Leesburg, VA
Phone Number: 301 349 5200
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It beats crossing the Potomac

I'm a Marylander and have been using the ferry for 25 years now. It's been running since the 1780s. History galore surrounds the area!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm a Marylander and have been using the ferry for 25 years now. It's been running since the 1780s. History galore surrounds the area!

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Ashburn, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great for kids. Ride from Leesburg, Va. short ride Rt 15 roundtrip fare $8.00 takes about ten minutes. Great fun something not to miss in season. Ferry stops in the cold winter days.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much fun, like a blast from the past. Very efficient, no waiting for us. If you are looking to park a vehicle and ride the towpath, you need to park on the MD side and so we crossed on the ferry with our truck. easy peasy:)

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Thank foemmel
Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a quick but calming ride across the Potomac River...the view from the middle of the river is nice. Maryland on one bank and Virginia on the other.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When you see all these reviews you think it is going to be something really nice... it is not bad ... but is not something that you must see. It is not a real ferry or a even a boat.. is just a platform to cross the river.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Taking a trip on White's Ferry definitely feels like you have stepped back in time. We have never had to wait long. Really a great option for getting across the river when we are heading to Maryland sometimes. We have taken the ferry to many lacrosse tournaments, visits to Christmas tree farm and peach and strawberry picking. Take your kids... More 

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Indy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was so much fun putting our bikes on the ferry and going across the river. It feels like you are going back in time and the oat master was so nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just took my car on the ferry to cut the time to Maryland. Easy on and off with friendly staff. Beautiful short ride.

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Thank Deirdre B
Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For two dollars a bicycle rider this is the cheapest and quickest way to get to West Virginia. Short wait times, real handy.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With the Washington DC I-95 ring-rod (a.k.a. the Beltway) having become virtually a Parking Lot at rush-hour (unless of course you're prepared to pay extortionate rates for the newly introduced 'Hot' lanes) I always delight in taking White's Ferry to get from N. Virginia to Maryland & destinations North. Not only are you free from endless queues and stop-stop crawling... More 

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