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Cooch's Bridge

Old Baltimore Pike, east of Rt. 896, Between 896 & Rt 72, Newark, DE
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pretty insignificant

The actual location on the picture is, as mentioned previously, a memorial to a pretty small... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
Thomas S
Quick Stop

The Battle of Cooch's Bridge was essentially a delaying action during the British Army's 1777... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2016
Steve C
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Site of the historic Battle of Cooch’s Bridge, a Revolutionary War battle: September 3, 1777
  • Excellent5%
  • Very good26%
  • Average38%
  • Poor26%
  • Terrible5%
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“mansion” (2 reviews)
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Old Baltimore Pike, east of Rt. 896, Between 896 & Rt 72, Newark, DE
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

The actual location on the picture is, as mentioned previously, a memorial to a pretty small skirmish in the Revolutionary War. It sits on private property and the road is quite busy and dangerous with no place to park near by. There is a more...More

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The Battle of Cooch's Bridge was essentially a delaying action during the British Army's 1777 Philadelphia campaign. Washington sent approximately 900 men under Maxwell to harass the 8000 British and German troops marching from Glasgow toward Wilmington, Delaware. It was a small affair with approximately...More

2  Thank Steve C
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This site is the commemoration of an early and, in the opinion of others who know about his stuff than I do, somewhat insignificant Revolutionary War skirmish. In fact, the only one to occur in the State of Delaware. The actual "battle" location is right...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Site of first battle between British and Patriots after the British landed at Head of Elk to begin their Philadelphia campaign in 1777. Several displays along a side road off Old Baltimore Pike just west of DE 72 depict the battle. The nearby Pencader Heritage...More

Thank Rock1774
Reviewed 27 April 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.

1  Thank F7356GQmikeb
Reviewed 10 April 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.

Thank buffalojim67
Reviewed 31 March 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.

Thank Ed S
Reviewed 14 December 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.

1  Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 30 September 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.

1  Thank SJacquelin
Reviewed 17 March 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...

1  Thank k2web
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