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. PutSachs 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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Very picturesque historic bridge and tranquil area. We didn't stay long, but it was nice to take a stroll across the bridge and appreciate the beauty of the area. It is unfortunate to see graffiti in.... more »
Historic Bridge in the middle of nowhere where both the Union and Confederate soldiers used. It is said to be haunted. Very odd feeling when crossing the bridge and a cool breeze came upon us. There.... more »
My family loves it here and it's a great place to spend a few hours. During the summer we like to soak our feet in the stream below the dam and the kids play in the water. Don't forget your bring the pups, they need cool off too!
I’ve only had the nerve to visit during the day before realizing the significance of this bridge and all the history. Very serene - some people were fishing others were down stream in the shade just enjoying the location. A must see since it’s so famous
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