Land of Little Horses Guest House

125 Glenwood Drive, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 17325, United States

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Need Directions

by BettyLou303

Can someone please give me detailed directions to the SACHS COVERED BRIDGE from the Abbottstown Square?

Re: Need Directions

by ballpienhammer

Sorry I saw your Q so late! Just posted on Gettysburg Tips as a stop on every Gettysburg itinerary.
From Gettysburg Sq. US 30 @ Baltimore St., take Baltimore St. south about 5-6 blocks to "Y". Bear right at Y on to Steinwehr Avenue. Go straight on Steinwehr about 2 miles to Millerstown Rd on right. Turn on to Millerstown Rd straight 1.6 miles across second concrete road bridge make a left on to short gravel road. You are there. Park in lot near bridge. Bridge is accessible only to foot traffic. Enjoy! Take lots of pictures as this is a very scenic area and was used by both armies during the time of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Travel Tips for Gettysburg

Battlefield Wildlife

by corcatk

The battlefield contains many species of birds. I would recommend bringing binoculars if you like birdwatching. We often see hawks. Deer are plentiful, and the best time to spot them is just after dawn or dusk.

Walking downtown

by PA2AKgirl

If you are able to do this, I recommed walking from the museums toward the square into downtown. The reason being that on many of the houses, buildings and sites, there are signs or interpretive displays that tell what the role of these places was during the time of the Civil War. The walk is nice...there are a few hills, but you can incorporate a little shopping or browsing into this history lesson. It's much better than trying to drive down, say...Baltimore or Carlisle Streets.

Brush up on your Pennsylvania...

by acousticmom

Brush up on your Pennsylvania Dutch before coming here. To disguise yourself as a local, the name of the town is pronounced 'Gettesburg', not 'Geteesburg'. There is a town east of here named Lancaster. It is not pronounced Lan-cas-ter, but Lank'-aster. Don't be offended if the waitress call you 'hon'' or calls you women 'girls'. When you're done eating, the food is 'all'. To do something one time, you do it onced (pronounced 'wunst').

Scenic Drive around Adams County

by tompt

Surprising is the Scenic Valley Tour, a selfguided 36 mile drive through Adams county.
The tour is marked with Scenic Valley Tour signs, and a route with description can be obtained at the Gettysburg Visitor Center.

Adams County is very scenic. The rolling hills filled with farmhouses and orchards are great. Adams County is the largest fruit producing and processing county in Pennsylvania.

More pics of the Scenic Valley Tour in the travellogue.

John Burns grave site

by Wanderer001

At first I was puzzled at this grave site, it seemed to given the same reverence that the Jennie Wade resting place was given but I could not remember who John Burns was or why he had patriot on his head stone.

Later I over heard a guide telling a group of people about him. Verbatim of what I heard: "One of the more interesting characters who fought in the battle was not a soldier at all. 72 year old citizen John Burns dressed in his best clothes, took his old musket, and walked out to join the Union troops fighting west of town on July 1. He was a veteran of the War of 1812, and must have received some stunned amazed looks as he approached the Union officers. He fought near the McPherson farm with soldiers of the Iron Brigade, and was wounded three times. For his action in volunteering to fight, he became a national hero and President Lincoln personally thanked the old man for what he had done."

So if you would like to see the resting place of a national hero and patriot go to the Evergreen cemetery follow the directions to the Jennie Wade grave site and look left. You will see another American flag on a white pole this will show you were to find John Burns.

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