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“Informative tour, reasonably priced” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery
219 East Main Street, Lititz, PA 17543
717 626 4354
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Owner description: 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.
Easton, Pennsylvania
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“Informative tour, reasonably priced”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

The tour offered gave a good insight into the history of pretzels (who knew!) and the Sturgis family bakery. We earned pretzel making certificates and learned how pretzel making has changed over the years. Reasonably priced tour - $3 for adults, $2 for kids. My 8 3/4 year old left with loads of pretzel trivia to share with her dad, who missed the tour.

Visited May 2012
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“Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery....hands on tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

Wonderful tour in America's First Pretzel Bakery with the original ovens , kitchen tools, etc. We went there on a bus tour and everyone got to learn the art of making a pretzel. You got a certificate and a card to get a free hot pretzel. Bring your camera and the kids for a fun tour with lots of history behind the whole works. I bought a bag of whole wheat pretzels that were yummy.

Visited April 2012
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Peach Bottom, Pennsylvania
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“Fun Experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

I liked learning to twist pretzels. It was a fun hands-on experience.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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“Cute fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

We went with our two year old and she really enjoyed it. She loved rolling out the pretzels and told people for days after that she made pretzels. She also loved the free samples. Definitely a fun time with young kids for the price.

Visited February 2012
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“Do not miss this!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

In a quaint little town nestled among Amish farms you will find America's oldest pretzel factory. There is a tour of the actual factory with a hands on demo of how to make a pretzel complete with your own piece of dough and a certificate of completion naming you an official pretzel maker! The small fee charged for the tour is not an issue as it is well worth it to experience a piece of American history. And the gift shop is cute too with logo t shirts and fresh baked soft pretzels. Do not miss this on your trip through Amish country!

Visited June 2011
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