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Sachs Covered Bridge

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Address: Waterworks Road (TR 509/TR 405), Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone Number: 717-334-6274

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Beautiful Place!

Located perhaps 5 miles from the heart of Gettysburg Square, the Sachs Covered bridge is as historic as the battlefield. We lucked out and on the evening we visited we were the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Located perhaps 5 miles from the heart of Gettysburg Square, the Sachs Covered bridge is as historic as the battlefield. We lucked out and on the evening we visited we were the only ones there. The peace and solitude and the chance to close our eyes and imagine what happened there 152 years ago was good for the soul!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Nothing more to add than previous reviewers. Quaint, beautiful old covered bridge. Civil War era, since restored, that both armies used for crossing. Take the short hike on the south side of the bridge down to the small dam to get a different perspective.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Any time I am in Gettysburg I try to stop by this bridge. I just love this covered bridge and the history behind it. It took me a little bit to find it the first time as my GPS tried to take me to Sachs road. The bride is beautiful. You can't drive over it, but I like that. I... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Very nostalgic for us. Home is well preserved. Beautiful grounds and views from that location. Convenient to the battlefield attractions and town of Gettysburg. Easy transportation from Visitors' Center to the Eisenhower farm via shuttle buses.

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Leonardtown, Maryland, USA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Anyone in the area should stop and take a picture. Nice place to have a bag lunch and relax. Its a shame so many have to write on the bridge and carve their names,

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Europe
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53 reviews 53 reviews
40 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Wonderful place to take pictures. A great job preserving the bridge. A guide told us about the sad history surrounding the bridge. O yes, smoking Tennessee ghost was crazy to witness.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This beautiful covered bridge is absolutely breathtaking. The scenery around it is beautiful!! They say it is one of the most haunted places in Gettysburg, but it was so peaceful during the day..... And definitely should be a stop along the way. While there are no picnic benches..... Pack a blanket and a lunch.... Had I known just how beautiful... More 

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Mount Union, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Quiet and away from most tourists! Great picture opportunity. They have done a great job preserving it. Take a walk along the creek too. Beautiful creek bed!

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Avon, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Beautiful bridge and surroundings. It's a great place to take pictures! We went during the day and we were the only people there. Nice stop for the kids to run around and play.

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Urbana, Maryland
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Real covered bridge about five miles out of town in the middle of nowhere. Read about it first and then focus on the ghosts hanging out (literally) along side you as you walk across the bridge in complete darkness. Not for the faint of heart. Don't do this all by yourself.

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