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Historical White's Ferry

Leesburg, VA
+1 301-349-5200
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Old Fashioned Crossing

So relaxing and fun to do. Ride in style across the river as in olden days. The owners are nice... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mark F
A Trip Thru the Past

Always a fun way to cross the Potomac. Check to see if its running in bad weather or high water... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leesburg VA
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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.

1  Thank Mark F
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.

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.

Thank Adam D
Reviewed 16 April 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...More

1  Thank Richard K
Reviewed 11 April 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....More

Thank Marcia1435
Reviewed 4 April 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...More

Thank TravelingGuy4400
Reviewed 4 April 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!

Thank Betty A
Reviewed 17 March 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...More

Thank Melissa P
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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

Thank jamesbregman
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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,...More

Thank nicholas m
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Aaron B
Can you bike the C&O near the ferry?
16 May 2017|
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Response from Betty A | Reviewed this property |
I have seen bikes around the area.
Daisy A
Is the ferry handicapped accessible (wheelchair)? Also, how long is the trip one way?
19 March 2017|
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Response from nicholas m | Reviewed this property |
the boat stops at 11:00 pm and it has no other schedule. If there are cars or a car on one side, they will come across to get it so you can continue your trip 8.00 dollars round trip.
Is there a ferry schedule?
9 March 2017|
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Response from bob A | Reviewed this property |
It is open 5 AM until 11 PM. It goes back and forth across the river as long as there is cars on either side. The only wait is for the ferry to get to you side - unless it is full before you get on. Then you have to wait... More