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Historical White's Ferry

Leesburg, VA
+1 301-349-5200
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Ride it just for the fun

While the trip across the Potomac River is not much more than a stones through, this is a fun... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
William H
Taxation without Representation, Washington DC
Round trip from MD to VA

Good ride from Maryland side of the Potomac to Virginia to attend a golf outing at the Lansdowne... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alan N
Montgomery Village, Maryland
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Leesburg, VA
+1 301-349-5200
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Reviewed 2 days ago

While the trip across the Potomac River is not much more than a stones through, this is a fun experience. So take the adventure and ride the Ferry.

Thank William H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good ride from Maryland side of the Potomac to Virginia to attend a golf outing at the Lansdowne resort. Bought a round trip ticket for $8.00. Short wait at 5:00pm Thursday; about 12 cars got on with out any problem. Returned Saturday about 4:00 with...More

Thank Alan N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great way to avoid beltway traffic. In operation since 1782, it's the last ferry service on the Potomac and can carry 24 cars. The crossing takes about 4 minutes, but wait times depend on how many cars are loading and unloading. If...More

Thank Karin1127
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very scenic and relaxing 5 minute trip across the river. Beutiful scenery on both sides. If you are in a hurry, you might become impatient if you just miss ferry and need to wait the 15 or so minutes, but if you have the time,...More

Thank ABLUE60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had no idea this existed! Cute, family friendly little activity. Runs every 15 mins or so. Inexpensive and fun way to cross river between Maryland and Virginia.

Thank Maria O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unique ferry crossing of the upper Potomac River. $2 for bikes. Food/cafe/restrooms on the Maryland side.

Thank TrekRef
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fun trip on the ferry in big van pulling trailer, lots of bikes. Takes a lot of time to wait in line but pretty cool.

Thank KimCarlKids
Reviewed 19 June 2017

The ferry is a great way to get between Maryland and Virginia. During rush hour the peaceful cruise across the Potomac is great to reduce blood pressure.

Thank Bruce D
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Not something to go out of your way for, but, if you're traveling from Washington to NW Virginia, e.g. Leesburg or Winchester, consider driving out the River Road all the way to White's Ferry, and there crossing the Potomac on the ferry. Late Sunday morning...More

Thank aflynn33
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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

Thank maryannglennon
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Aaron B
16 May 2017|
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Response from Betty A | Reviewed this property |
I have seen bikes around the area.
Daisy A
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.
9 March 2017|
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Response from K G | Reviewed this property |
The ferry begins it's first crossing at 5am and the last crossing at 11:00pm. The cars line up at the ramp to the ferry and waits until the ferry arrives at the side of the Potomac that you are waiting on. The longest... More