Historic Millersburg Ferry Reopens

History & Heritage

June 19, 2020 to September 30, 2020

Millersburg Ferry

Open dependent on weather and river conditions.

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Millersburg Ferry

Reopening this weekend!

Friday, June 19th - 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday, June 20th - 9:00 AM - Dusk

Sunday, June 21st - 9:00 AM – Dusk

 

Nestled in the mountains of central Pennsylvania, just along the Susquehanna River, lies the last known wooden double stern-wheel paddle boats still in operation in the United States: the Millersburg Ferry Boats. With a fleet of two boats, The Roaring Bull V and The Falcon III, the Millersburg Ferry Boats are the only ferries still in service along the whole 464-mile-long Susquehanna River.

Suspected to have started in the 1750’s, the ferry has been in continuous service since 1817 and connects Millersburg in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, with an adjacent landing in Perry County along Routes 11&15, approximately 2 miles south of Liverpool. The landing sites are included in the PA State Historic Marker Program (indicated by the familiar blue and gold signs) and the ferry wall is listed in the National Registry of Historic Sites

Hours:

Please call or text 717.692.2442 to see if we are open for the day you plan to visit or visit our Facebook page for daily schedule updates.

Rates:

Guests pay for their ferry ride once they board the boat. Rates vary. Private charters are also available.

Directions:

  • From Harrisburg, Routes 22-322 West to Route 147 North. Follow into Millersburg and turn left onto North Street towards the river. Follow to landing.

  • Routes 22-322 West to Route 11/15 North towards Liverpool. Exit into Ferry Boat Camp Grounds (approximately 2 miles South of Liverpool.) Follow to landing.

  • Routes 11/15 South through Liverpool. Pass Ferry Boat Campground on left and take next turning lane. Turn around and head North on 11/15 and turn into campground now on your right. Follow to landing.

 

 

 

 

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