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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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  • I have been wanting to visit this area for some time. We finally found it !! The bridge is a beautiful structure and very well maintained. When we were there it was so quiet you could almost hear the ...  more »
  • Beautiful bridge in a very serene location. Didn't like or appreciate the graffiti that covered the interior walls. This should be cleaned up and kept as a historical property.  more »
  • This bridge was here during the civil war and it's a precious structure. I didn't expect to see so much writing all over the bridge. Visitors signing their names and writing various messages. The brid...  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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