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Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

219 E Main St, Lititz, PA 17543-2011
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Great experience

This place sits off in a small town but is well worth the visit. You get to make your own pretzel... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
peckdowner
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Chesapeake, Virginia
Short, but great tour

We had a great tour of the pretzel factory, and learned how Julius Sturgis started making pretzels... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kay E
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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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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219 E Main St, Lititz, PA 17543-2011
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place sits off in a small town but is well worth the visit. You get to make your own pretzel, learn about pretzels and see how they were made in the old days. Great fun!

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Kurt V, General Manager at Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a great tour of the pretzel factory, and learned how Julius Sturgis started making pretzels to begin with. A young 15-year-old named Andrew was our tour guide, and did an excellent job!

Thank Kay E
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took our 8 year old granddaughter to the Julius Sturges pretzel factory at 1st she didn't wanna go with us then when she got there like with any kid she was very excited she loved making it the pretzel and love the history that...More

Thank Karen B
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Kurt V, General Manager at Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

So glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite informative tour. Gives you an opportunity to learn how to shape a pretzel and you even get a certificate of completion. Worth visiting and tasting delicious pretzels.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the tour and it was fun to shape our own "pretzel". Interesting local history. And, of course, great to enjoy a warm soft pretzel afterwards. Cute gift shop.

Thank _jeas07
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A real surprise. Lovely village with US oldest girls boarding school across the toad. The bakery was so cute. The tour was well worth doing. A definite recommended.

Thank Catherine S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s really a museum as well as a pretzel shop. Lots of historic things to see in here. Pretzels are super also. We did the bakery tour which was only $3.75 each and was about 20 min of fun! Restroom available for customers.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour is fairly short. For a small entrance fee, you get a tour of the original factory and a very good explanation of how pretzels were made. You also learn how to hand roll and make a twisted pretzel. There is a shop where...More

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Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

Loved the pretzel bakery. It is an interesting history lesson in the origin of commercial hard pretzel sales in America. The tour guide and staff were friendly and delightful to speak with. Nice selection of pretzels and pretzel related items for sale in the gift...More

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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

Went here with our three small children. Tour is very affordable and we were able to practice twisting pretzels. Tour is short (30 minutes) and our 5 year old really loved it. Picked up some very delicious chocolate covered pretzels in the gift shop afterwards....More

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Kurt V, General Manager at Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2018

So glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Cristina B
December 29, 2016|
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Response from Mosslady53 | Reviewed this property |
They are open 9AM to 4PM on December 31, 2016
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saramay
September 11, 2016|
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Response from chachagborjen | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking lot . Right next to it
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hhg3561
June 18, 2015|
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Response from Kurt V | Property representative |
Yes we will be. Our hours will be 9 am to 5 pm and our tours will start at 9:30 am and run every half hour on the half hour throughout the day with the last one at 4:30 pm
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