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Address: Old Baltimore Pike, east of Rt. 896, Between 896 & Rt 72, Newark, DE
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Site of the historic Battle of Cooch’s Bridge, a Revolutionary War battle:...

Site of the historic Battle of Cooch’s Bridge, a Revolutionary War battle: September 3, 1777

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American history

Just outside of Newark there are many historical landmarks. Cooch's Bridge is one of them that you should take time to visit while you are in the area. It goes back a long time... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2016
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Lawrence, Kansas
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Bonanza, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

This should be on your "to do" list if you are an American history buff. This is jut one of hundreds of great sites in the heart of the American Revolution.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Just outside of Newark there are many historical landmarks. Cooch's Bridge is one of them that you should take time to visit while you are in the area. It goes back a long time in American history.

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Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Careful with parking by the cannons on the side of the road, but there is parking and interpretive signs just down the street. Our little bit of history here in Delaware.

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Newark, Delaware, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Just a very historical bridge and a place you can tell your friends is haunted. I've never seen any ghost but I love to creep my friends out every time we pass by the bridge.

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Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This is an interesting site to visit albeit small and perhaps difficult finding a place to park. If you are a civil war buff you will like it, otherwise, I'd not bother.

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Newark, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You'd have to be a real history lover to seek out this historical site. This is the spot of the only Revolutionary war battle in Delaware. There is a few plaques, not much more...

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Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

There is truly not much to see here. There is a small parking lot (maybe 6 or 7 cars wide) with some flags and informational signs next to it. This display is located next to Cooch-Dayett Mill and the Pencader Museum. Here there is a sign about the American Position, the Philadelphia Campaign and a Delaware Field of Valore Marker/Plaque.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Great little known battle site in the American Revolution where Pulaski Saved Washington's skin from getting cut off by the British which allowed them to get to Valley Forge for the Winter.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

The first challenge re this attraction is finding it. It's not on Route 4 per GPS. It is not even on Cooches Bridge Road. I stumbled upon it on Old Baltimore Highway. I agree with others. It's just a bridge and a few reader boards. I suppose if one has a connection to this battle it will have some meaning... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Would like to park close to the canons and monument but could not. There is a small parking lot on the American position side of this site.

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