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Historical White's Ferry

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Address: Leesburg, VA
Phone Number: +1 301-349-5200

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Interesting river crossing

Myself and my friend were driving and came across this ferry, it was a really efficient arrangement and after the crossing, one of the side had the historic details. The ferry... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bhopal, India
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Bhopal, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my friend were driving and came across this ferry, it was a really efficient arrangement and after the crossing, one of the side had the historic details. The ferry carries multiple cars and is always not full, but this travel route from Leesburg to Gaithesburg this is a nice interlude.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had to try this since I have never been on a car ferry. It was priced reasonably and according to folks around there saves you approx. 30 mins of drive time. That is A OK in my book. I really enjoyed it.

Thank dianan884
Hagerstown, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We were driving home and decided to pop across the river on the ferry. It costs a few bucks ($5 for a car...one way) and can save a few minutes on your drive depending on where you are heading. Besides....it's just neat to go across the river on a ferry.....in a spot that has been a ferry crossing for MANY... More 

Thank Mfclingan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Very inexpensive. Very efficient. Cut 45 minutes from trip. Traffic ok. On 1 st boat. New route for us VA to MD.

Thank howard_dorothy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

It will save you 15 minutes in the trip from Leesburg to Poolsville. It is really enjoyable on a trip that has been happing for over a 100 years. Take time to see the river levels on the side of the store and see the C&O.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We took White's Ferry to meet the hotel shuttle to stay overnight in Leesburg. It takes about 15 minutes to load and cross. $2 for me and my bike! What a deal!

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Nothern Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We took White's Ferry from Virginia to Maryland on a beautiful fall day and it was a handy, relaxing way to get across the Potomac. The ride is very short, only about 2 minutes and this is a functional ferry, not a tourist attraction. The process of driving onto and off the ferry was smooth, efficient and well organized. The... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This ferry is great to have in town as an alternative to route 15 which is a one lane road each way and get congested at times. The ferry is very efficient and can cut the commute if crossing to MD/VA. When I went there were a few cars in line but they moved them quickly. Took approximately 2 minuted... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

I have no idea why this could be the first things to do in Leesburg. There's nothing really special except that this crossing has been there for many many years before.

Thank byusmommie
Vienna, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

As someone who used to alternate flying or crawling over the Potomac on the American Legion Bridge twice a day for over a decade, there was something deeply satisfying about pulling on to this cable drawn ferry for the short pull across the river. Also pretty cool to think that there has been a ferry of some sorts here since... More 

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