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Address: Leesburg, VA
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A novel way to get from Leesburg to Poolesville!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Melissa P
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Melissa P
Leesburg, Virginia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quick affordable trip to and from Virginia and Maryland. Saves loads of time. Line can be a little long at rush hours. The trip will provide a great view of the Potomac River and the drive a great view of rural Maryland and Virginia

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Germantown, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

tircho sez: do something different and take the ferry to cross the Potomac River. Only way to go to northern Va, or to Dulles airport. The kids will live it and you can park the car, go into the store and get an ice ream, etc and watch the others go across. We use it to visit Leesburg or the... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anyone visiting Leesburg or Potomac MD know that to get between the two locations on the beltway can take and hour between the 2 points to drive. Whites Ferry departs from Leesburg/Potomac and takes less the 15 minutes to cross the Potomac to get to either side. The cost is very reasonable and the short trip is pleasant. Enjoy loading... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a good transportation instead of taking the long route. Quick and easy and quite fun if you want to explain how it works for your children.

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Leesburg, Virginia, United States
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Great change of pace with kids in the car. Nice scenic crossing of the Potomac River. Nostalgic! Watch speed on MD side!!

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Washington DC
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

White's Ferry provides a much needed service. It cuts off about 30 minutes if your timing is right. The staff are always friendly and helpful. They may not always be chatty, but they have a lot of work to do, especially if it's busy.

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Ijamsville, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Five dollars one way get's you across the river quickly into Leesburg. Nice drive from the Maryland side too.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This ferry has been in operation for a long time. We enjoy the color of the operators and try to imagine how it operated in the 1800's. Many take this as a commuter shortcut. We take it between commuter times as a unique experience

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Leesburg, Virginia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a great way to get across the Potomac from Virginia to Maryland. Nice rural scenery and roads. Beats having to fight the Beltway traffic.

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