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Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

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Address: 219 East Main Street, Lititz, PA 17543
Phone Number: 717 626 4354
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Description: The Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, established in 1861, is the first...
The Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, established in 1861, is the first commercial pretzel bakery in America. As of August 2007, the site is under new ownership. The bakery and store have been completely renovated and are now operated once again by the Sturgis family. Visitors can tour the original pretzel bakery, see soft pretzels being made by hand, and find pretzels baked by the oldest pretzel baking family in the United States.
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hometow pretzel bakery

live in lititz,oldest pretel bakery in america, go there every know and then to get hot pretzels just made on weekend , they also have a tour where u canmake ur own pretzels

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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FLORIDA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

You can have a tour of the factory and watch them make pretzels or you can just go and have a hot pretzel in the gift shop. The pretzel are excellent. Try the cheese flavored one, they are wonderful. They have so many varieties it's hard to name them all. You can get chocolate covered pretzels here.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This is the oldest pretzel place and has a great tour. We enjoyed hot pretzels and purchased some bags of hard pretzels to take home!

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United, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

They provide a fun informative tour by a tour guide. They even give you a piece of dough and show you how to shape a pretzel.

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17543
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

live in lititz,oldest pretel bakery in america, go there every know and then to get hot pretzels just made on weekend , they also have a tour where u canmake ur own pretzels

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South Park
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

learn about pretzels, you will learn how to make a pretzel and get a bag of pretzels, good place to take the kids

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Leland, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit to the Julius Sturgis Pretzel Factory! It was a unique experience! Visitors can view the original bakery and learn about its history, roll dough to create their own pretzel, learn about the symbolism behind the twists of a pretzel, and then enjoy a soft pretzel--all in one stop! Before leaving, make sure to get your... More 

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Acworth, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I enjoyed learning about how the hard pretzel was discovered. Very interesting tour where you are taught how to make a pretzel. It was 3.00 to get in but worth it. After the tour, there is a gift shop to purchase gifts. Free bag of pretzels at the end of tour.

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Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Fun, original shop of hard baked pretzels. The tour gives an enjoyable historical overview of how the hard pretzel came about. Cute town to walk also.

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Templeton, PA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

There is now a fee for the tour, you can't make pretzels any more, no production at all going on now, just a gift shop to buy pretzels. Disappointing.

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Jennifer B, Manager at Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, responded to this review

We're sorry that you were unhappy with your recent visit. Everyone who takes our tour is given a piece of dough and taught how to twist a pretzel. We do have to charge a fee for the tour -- $3.50 for adults and $2.50 for children -- to help defray our staff and building maintenance costs, but we make a... More 

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I always stop by this store when I shop in Lititz. For a $1 soft pretzel, you can't beat that price - and it's delicious! It's a great snack. I also like to check out their hard pretzels you can purchase - cinnamon sticks, cheese flavored pretzels, chocolate covered pretzels (with Wilbur chocolate, of course). Recently they had bags of... More 

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Additional Information about Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

Address: 219 East Main Street, Lititz, PA 17543
Phone Number: 717 626 4354
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lititz
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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