Covered Bridges Things To Do in Lancaster, PA

Visit historic PA covered bridges in Lancaster County

There are over 25 covered bridges in PA Dutch Country, and we’ve put together driving tours for you to experience them.

Just the sight of the historic covered bridges of PA brings to mind thoughts of old charm and romance. And in Lancaster County - the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country - we have plenty of both! Sometimes referred to as “kissing bridges” because of the many couples who have strolled across them over the years, our area offers more than two dozen of these architectural beauties – each with its own inviting story.

We've developed five driving tours of PA covered bridges in Lancaster to lead you through various areas of the County. Each set of directions includes several historic PA covered bridges; ideas for things to do along the way; and unique Lancaster County towns and villages lined with restaurants, shops, galleries and historic attractions. A great way to stretch your legs during the journey, break for lunch, or create a Pennsylvania Dutch Country itinerary to fill your entire day!

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See Map, Manheim, PA 17545

(717) 299-8901

It was Built in 1857 for $1185, and is one of nine covered bridges known to have been built by James C. Carpenter.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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See Map, Ronks, PA 17572

(717) 299-8901

One of only a few double-span, double-arch covered bridges left in the United States.  Privately owned, it is no longer opened to traffic.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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See Map, Narvon, PA 17555

(717) 299-8901

Built by Levi Fink and Elias McMellen for $1219 in 1859. It was also known as Yohn’s Mill Bridge.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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See Map, Lancaster, PA 17601

(717) 299-8901

  Its length of 180 ft. makes it the longest single-span covered bridge in the county.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

See Map, East Earl, PA 17519

(717) 299-8901

The old sawmill on the nearby farm is now used as a chicken house.  Nearby Amish use this bridge extensively for their horse-drawn buggies.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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See Map, Manheim, PA 17545

(717) 299-8901

 It is the 3rd oldest bridge in the county still open to traffic.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Small Towns & Northern Countryside explore the region

See Map, Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 299-8901

Originally built by Christian Brackbill in 1824 (cost unknown) as the Bowman’s Mill Bridge.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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See Map, Willow Street, PA 17584

(717) 299-8901

  It is referred to as the twin bridge to an earlier one built by Silas Wolverton in 1857 just 200 ft. west of the existing bridge.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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See Map, Gordonville, PA 17529

(717) 299-8901

This bridge is sometimes referred to as the Paradise Bridge, but is incorrectly referred to as Leaman’s Place Bridge.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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See Map, Quarryville, PA 17566

(717) 299-8901

Originally built in 1878 for $2410, it is one of only two covered bridges known to be built by Samuel Stauffer.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

504 East Adele Avenue, Manheim, PA 17545

(717) 299-8901

This bridge was originally built in 1847 for $600 (builder unknown), then rebuilt nine years later by Jacob Clare following extensive flood damage.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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See Map, Pequea, PA 17565

(717) 299-8901

Its remote location makes it a little hard to find, but its picturesque setting is well worth the effort.

River Hills region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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See Map, Stevens, PA 17578

(717) 299-8901

At 68 ft., it is the second shortest covered bridge in the county. 

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Small Towns & Northern Countryside explore the region

See Map, Lancaster, PA 17601

(717) 299-8901

 The kingpost truss was used rather than the Burr arch truss because of its short length of 53 ft., the shortest authentic covered bridge still in use.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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See Map, Lititz, PA 17543

(717) 299-8901

In 1849 this bridge was being built while tens of thousands of people were rushing to find gold in the California hills

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Small Towns & Northern Countryside explore the region

See Map, Lititz, PA 17543

(717) 299-8901

 It is privately owned and no longer open to traffic. Request permission from owners to see bridge.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Small Towns & Northern Countryside explore the region

See Map, Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 299-8901

The bridge is open to tourist traffic only.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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See Map, Kirkwood, PA 17536

(717) 299-8901

It is the county’s second oldest covered bridge still open to traffic.

River Hills region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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See Map, Columbia, PA 17512

(717) 299-8901

Built by Elias McMellen in 1869 for $2969, the year the first transcontinental railroad was completed. 

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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See Map, Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 299-8901

Originally known as Isaac Baer’s Mill Bridge, it was built over the Conestoga River in 1876 for $1407

Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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