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. By using our Gettysburg itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Sachs Covered Bridge and other attractions in Gettysburg.
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  • August 13, 2017
    A very quiet, serene area. I would love to go back with a picnic lunch. I hear that at night it offers some ghostly encounters, which we will have to check out on the next visit.  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    thought rebuilt, it is a very nice bridge. great photo ops with the reflection on the creek...good vantage point for sunsets in the background  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    A beauty in the realm of covered bridges, the history comes alive around you. A must see in a visit to Gettysburg, if not for the beauty then for the ghost stories  more »
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  • June 22, 2017
    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!
  • June 26, 2017
    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.
  • June 14, 2017
    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.
  • June 8, 2017
    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.
  • July 5, 2017
    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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