Sachs Covered Bridge, Gettysburg

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Sachs Covered Bridge is an important point on the Gettysburg battlefield. The covered, wooden bridge was built around 1854 and spans 30 m (100 ft) over Marsh Creek. During the battle that raged from July 1-3, 1863, both armies crossed the bridge. After the Union victory, the majority of Robert E. Lee's forces retreated over this bridge. The bridge is closed to vehicles, so you can explore the area on foot, immerse yourself in the atmosphere, and read the historical information at the site. If you feel brave, you can take a ghost-hunting tour of the bridge. Put Sachs Covered Bridge into our Gettysburg itinerary builder app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Pretty view. But, boring. Nice place to take pictures. Someone said that it was haunted. I saw no evidence of that.  more »
  • Difficulty finding at first. The memorial plaque is across the road and we assumed it was down the other direction. We were pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the bridge and its surroundings. Very ...  more »
  • We went there on a rainy Sunday and there were ghost hunters doing EVP sessions and spirit box sessions and seemed to be bothered that others were on the bridge. There was also a wedding photographer ...  more »
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  • A beautiful bridge in a gorgeous area in Gettysburg! When we were there, ghost hunters were on scene. It was so interesting to talk with them. So yes, beware, as with many other hot spots around Gettysburg, Sachs Bridge is haunted!
  • Out of the way from the main park, this little piece of history is gorgeous. Serene setting, nice hiking areas along the creek, and a pretty view of rural America make this an ideal stop during any Gettysburg vacation.
  • A great place to visit. A wonderful piece of history. What a shame people have to write all over it and ruin it's beauty tho. No respect.
  • A beautiful location to visit no matter the time of year. Try to go early in the morning or early in the day as it can get crowded at times and parking can be sketchy. It's rumoured to be haunted but I've never had to call Bill Murray during my many visits here.
  • Very picturesque. If the water level is low, there are paths to walk to get pictures as if you were in the water

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Where to stay in Gettysburg

Though Gettysburg offers plenty of lodging options to suit every visitor's budget, remember that you must reserve your room at least a few months ahead of time if you plan to attend the popular battle reenactments. Many inns in the heart of town offer both a sense of history and many modern amenities, including exercise facilities and both indoor and outdoor pools. You can also choose to stay at a comfortable hotel just northwest of the area's historical battlefield complex, located only minutes from downtown.
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