We asked the same when we came across this just north of Leesburg during an afternoon drive. It's a fun experience and always fun for the kids. I'd recommend it as a great shortcut to get into the less populated areas of MD and access to the C&O Canal and Toe Paths.
250 years ago this ferry was chartered by the government and it still operates as a single family business today. About 15 to 20 cars at a time can be loaded and the ferry engine grabs an underwater cable to tow the barge to the opposite side of the river for the cars to unload. You stay in your car... 更多
This is NOT a tourist attraction. Just a left over from a time long past. That's what makes it fun. It is just a tethered raft that you drive on and off. It's a short ride and not one I would let kids run out of the car to see. However, as my title says it could be a fun,... 更多
Hundreds of ferries used to cross the Potomac River in the 18th and 19th centuries. Whites Ferry is the last of those ferries, and while it mainly carries cars now. it is still a beautiful way to cross the river! There are walking/biking trails on the Maryland side of the river along the old canal which are scenic and beautiful.... 更多
It's a boat that cars drive onto and get pushed or pulled (depending on your perspective) between Virginia and Maryland. Smooth ride, saves time and money. Never have to worry about seasickness. One safety issue ... if the Potomac is high and running fast, they do not operate.
I was introduced to White's Ferry by the Clutch song of the same name, found on the album "From Beale Street to Oblivion". While driving through Leesburg on my way to Frederick, I noticed "White's Ferry Road" to my right and excitedly made a mental note to check it out on the way back. The ferry is a throwback to... 更多
Was following directions from Google to get to Leesburg, VA from Clarksburg, MD using back roads and I found myself in line at the ferry to cross the river. Had to wait about 15 - 20 minutes to get loaded and start the trip across the river, but it was relaxing and pleasant. Going to take my grandson across and... 更多
Enjoy the 10. Minute crossing by serving some cheese and crackers as you cruise across the Potomac. Note the high water marks on the building on the MD side and enjoy some great country roads on both sides. Or ride a bike on the C&O canal path.