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Historical White's Ferry

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Address: Leesburg, VA
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Fun way to cross the potomac

It's a throw back to cross on the ferry. Very quick and smooth Check to make sure it is running after heavy rains and or snow. My kids loved it

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maryannglennon
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Leesburg, Virginia
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Leesburg, Virginia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a throw back to cross on the ferry. Very quick and smooth Check to make sure it is running after heavy rains and or snow. My kids loved it

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good, honest food hot off the grill. If you're not in a hurry, take a few minutes to talk to the store owners/staff, appreciate the lines above your head that mark various floods, and share a laugh.

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Thank RudyPev
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So relaxing and fun to do. Ride in style across the river as in olden days. The owners are nice. Make sure you have cash. No credit cards.

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1 Thank Mark F
Leesburg VA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a fun way to cross the Potomac. Check to see if its running in bad weather or high water. Watch the speed cameras in Md.

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Thank EQUITY6
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Historic, old ferry takes cars from the Maryland side to the Virginia side (nearest towns are Poolesville MD and Leesburg VA. Inexpensive and a beautiful ride in fine weather.

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Thank Adam D
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Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

I had been at the Brooklyns Delli on Seven Locks Rd and after a delicious meal of the best pastrami between here and NewYork. We drove over to Potomac , Maryland to go to yard sales. After a successful yard sale excursion we headed back to Virginia via the ferry. Oh boy was that a cluster with a two hour... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

This quick trip shire to shore is a nod to the days of old. The actual site is just upstream from where the Battle of Balls Bluff occurred. There are no amenities to be found on this "no frills cruise" nor would you want them. It's a great way to avoid the traffic hassle of using the 495 beltway to... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed April 4, 2017

The ferry is a fun and different way to travel; if you're in the area, or heading through, it's worth taking a detour to use the ferry instead of spending your time on the interstate. The ferry runs on a very regular schedule, and the wait is never long.

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Glenwood, Maryland, United States
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Reviewed April 3, 2017

Crossing the Potomac from Poolesville to Leesburg is something everyone should experience! Or you could do it from Virginia to Maryland - still so cool!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed March 17, 2017

This is a must experience but be careful when you go because it closes when frozen solid or in spring when the water rises too high or too low. This doesn't happen very often and you can always call ahead to be sure. Depending on the traffic, it may be a short cut or it may take longer so just... More 

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