White’s Ferry, the Last Remaining Ferry in Montgomery County
White’s Ferry is a cable ferry service along the Potomac River in the town of Poolesville.
The Ferry runs from the Maryland side of the Potomac River near Poolesville to the Virginia side in Leesburg, Virginia.
White’s Ferry has been in operation since the year 1782, and today it is open Year Round from 5 A.M. to 11 P.M.
The first known ferry operation at the location was Conrad’s Ferry (known as Coonrod’s Ferry by the locals), and after the Civil War the ferry operation was purchased by former Confederate Officer Elijah V. White.
The cost for a one-way trip across the Potomac River to Virginia is $5.00 for a Car, $2.00 for a Bicyclist, and $1.00 for a Pedestrian. The whole process takes approximately ten minutes.
We also hear that White’s Ferry Grill has one of the best burgers in Maryland, in case you’re hungry before or after your ride.
By Tom Merritt
10/1 Update: ARTICLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO INCLUDE CORRECT PRICE OF $5 PER CAR