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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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Fun place to visit with children

First visited the Pretzel place 25 years ago with my 5 year old. FUN. Was in the area and stopped to buy a bag of pretzels and a soft pretzel. Soft pretzel could sink a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

First visited the Pretzel place 25 years ago with my 5 year old. FUN. Was in the area and stopped to buy a bag of pretzels and a soft pretzel. Soft pretzel could sink a battleship. HEAVY. Pass on that and enjoy the tour. buy a bag of pretzels for the road. Kids should like this place

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Pasadena, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I stumbled into the tour for the Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery. I wanted to get a soft pretzel and they were getting ready to start the tour. It was a lot of fun and yes I did learn a lot. I didn't know the history of the hard pretzel, go on the tour and you will learn. It was very... More 

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IOWA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Many tours are informative and fun but few are interactive as this one in which you have the opportunity to watch pretzels being made and to make a pretzel. I couldn't quite get the twist of the pretzel, but I really got into the shopping part at the end. The store has a good supply of various pretzels from the... More 

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drums
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Worth the hour it takes to tour the little historic factory. Soft pretzels were delicious! Little shop also offered nice selection of hard pretzels.

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Summit, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We were here on 2/28/15 and we had a great time. The staff were wonder and answered all our questions about the area. The young woman who lead our tour (I do not remember her name, young with blonde hair) was informative and had a good story to tell. The hands on part of the tour was the best. Our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Took my 9 yr old daughter and we all enjoyed this experience. Learned a lot and enjoyed a nice hot pretzel. The tour guide was very good.

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pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

Kids will get a kick out of making pretzels....Adult will also enjoy....Staff is very outgoing......Don't miss

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Havertown
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We took our three grandchildren ages 4, 5 and 8 for a Christmas outing and had a wonderful time. The tour was very educational and the kids learned how to make a pretzel. They all selected a bag of pretzels to take home and got their picture taken with the big pretzel out front. This was a very nice place... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

In my opinion, the pretzels are just OK, but the tour is fantastic! There is a fee, but it's not much for the 30 mintues of time you get to find out how America's first pretzel maker got his start. You'll also get to try your hand at twisting the dough yourself, very fun. Great for all ages!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

you can get on an old timey pretzel tour! the prices were great too. soft pretzels were freaking amazing. bags and bags of pretzels to take home.

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