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Review of Historical White's Ferry

Historical White's Ferry
Ranked #1 of 77 things to do in Leesburg
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Fairfax, Virginia
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48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“an excellent alternative route”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

I have to stop by my company at Leesburg, VA and go to Laurel, MD for my customer meeting. By using the Google search, the morning commute with hectic traffic would go to 1.5 hours & more. My colleague suggested me to take White ferry (single trip $5) then from Rockville, MD continues by using new ICC way. Wow, my company picked up the toll cost, but I save the commute time by at least 1/2 hour.

Visited July 2013
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Des Moines, Iowa
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344 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“What a treasure”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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193 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Not glamorous - but certainly different!”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A step back in time”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Historial and Efficient Ferry”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 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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