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Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

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Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery
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The Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, established in 1861, is the first commercial pretzel bakery in America. The bakery and store have been completely renovated and are now operated once again by the Sturgis family. Visitors can tour the original...more
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219 E Main St, Lititz, PA 17543-2011
+1 717-626-4354
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fun way to spend some time. You see the history of pretzel making in Lititz and then you get to try it yourself. Always fun for the kids.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rgroft
Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here as we always do on our annual trip to Lititz. We always find plenty of great gifts. They have a tour of the way the pretzel 🥨 making was done in the past.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Kurt V, General Manager at Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2018

Thanks for the nice words. We'll see you next year!

Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

This was a really cute working museum and shop. The young lady working our tour was amazing! She had so much knowledge which she energetically shared and crated a fun and engaging learning experience!! She was by far one of the best tour guides I've...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 08jacobs
Reviewed November 26, 2018

My husband and I took the tour and found it to be interesting and educational. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and included children and was very patient. She also had a sense of humor. Making pretzels is not as easy as it looks! We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NormaRae03
Reviewed November 22, 2018

We needed some time to spend before our hotel check-in. We found info for this place at the Lancaster County Visitor center. We took a quick drive over and bought cheap tickets for the half hour tour. JOSIAH rocked! He was enthusiastic and knowledgable about...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

Delicious pretzels 🥨 offered in many ways making it difficult to choose. Love the chocolate rods both dark and milk chocolate. Recommend the tour which is reasonably priced. Friendly service.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank myplace93
Kurt V, General Manager at Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2018

Thank you for the kind words!

Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

The tour is great. It is cheap and short but informative and entertaining. If you come to Lititz you should stop by and give it a try. Good selection of pretzels in the gift shop. Love that they had flavored pretzels to try before you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 589ChristopherC
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Nice staff, great place to visit with your family and or friends. Family fun time making something delicious and tasty. Buy 1 or a couple of cases of pretzels with different flavors your guest will thank you when they come over.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sarah1832
Kurt V, General Manager at Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words. We're glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Cheap way to spend an hour. Fun and interesting. I THOUGHT I knew pretzel history, but not so. Great, enthusiastic guides

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Katie M
Reviewed November 4, 2018

We had a great guide that was informative and funny. We learned a lot about the history of pretzels. It was amazing to see how many years they used the same equipment and facility to bake pretzels. At the end of the tour we bought...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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They are open 9AM to 4PM on December 31, 2016
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Response from chachagborjen | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking lot . Right next to it