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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  • My wife and I have been trying to find as many of the surviving covered bridges as we can during sorties from our home in Arlington Virginia. Recently we located the last three remaking in Frederick C...  more »
  • You can't visit Gettysburg without stopping at Sach's Bridge! Research the history of it before you visit, and plan to see it before dark!  more »
  • Scary at night but don't let that deter you . There is a sign that states under surveillance camera .A monument to another time. Beautiful river beneath. Especially lovely on fall  more »
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  • We went to the bridge very early in the morning. It was beautiful and there were not a lot of people out there at that time. The sun was just coming up and we got some great pictures. I would recommend taking the time to see the covered bridge if you have time in your travel schedule. I always like to research an area to see what there is to do before we go. You will need several days to see the Gettysburg area. We were there when it was crowded, but they had a lot of reenactments going on.
  • Fun fact. The Sachs Covered Bridge was built around 1854 at a cost of $1,544. On July 1, 1863, the bridge was crossed by the two brigades of the I Corps of the Union Army heading towards Gettysburg. The III Corps also crossed the bridge heading to the Black Horse Tavern. Four days later, the majority of General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia retreated over the bridge after the Union victory in the Battle of Gettysburg.
  • Had some unique experiences there that are common to occur there. However I did not know that at the time. Strong cigar smoke presence.Anytime going to Gettysburg allow yourself a few days to visit. Several for the sights and one for supporting the local stores!
  • Loved this Historical Covered Bridge. Easy to get to, handicapped accessible. Good parking. Bridge in excellent condition.
  • One of the most beautiful parts of the battlefield. It is a bit but if the beaten path, but so worth it! I love the hiking oaths that take you so much closer to the creek! If we get alot of rain, stay clear or be careful, as this area floods very quickly!

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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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