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Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

219 E Main St, Lititz, PA 17543-2011
+1 717-626-4354
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Tour is a lot of fun and you even make your own pretzel

A nice tour telling family history of business. You make a pretzel and bake it just like they do... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Judith K
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Louisville, United States
Interesting Experience

If you like learning, and want to see first hand the history of the Pretzel, then this is a great... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
gtoh
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Ohio
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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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  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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219 E Main St, Lititz, PA 17543-2011
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A nice tour telling family history of business. You make a pretzel and bake it just like they do for sales. Nice shop where you can purchase several different kinds of pretzels. They are all good.

Thank Judith K
Kurt V, General Manager at Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday
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Glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 4 days ago

If you like learning, and want to see first hand the history of the Pretzel, then this is a great little place. The tour is short about 30 minutes. They do get busy, there was a 30 minute wait in front of us. They have...More

Thank gtoh
Kurt V, General Manager at Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for coming to visit! Come back! :-)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had more than a half hour before we could start our tour due to the earlier tour being full. The tour was interesting and my 4 year old and I had a lot of fun learning how to twist pretzels. It was pretty hot...More

Thank kat4147
Reviewed 1 week ago

We come to the Lancaster area every year but had never been to this attraction before. We decided to give it a try. The cost was $3.50 per adult, which was not bad. They gave about a 30 minute or so tour and history of...More

Thank Softball4ever
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The kids enjoyed the experience. They are 4 and 6. It is right downtown. There is a cost involved and tours are only at designated times. We also shopped at the attached store.

Thank Igocrazy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only are the pretzels delicious but the tour was very cool.. Takes you back to the early times when the Sturgis family first started making the pretzels. You get to twist your own pretzel which is fun. This is a must do especially if...More

Thank Kim P
Kurt V, General Manager at Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to us. Come back again real soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best soft pretzel ever and it was cheap. Not enough time to do tour. Maybe next time. Love this town. So much to see. Very historic.

Thank dz916
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great time on our recent visit...we took the half hour tour and my husband rolled his own pretzel...we happily endulged in all the goodies at the gift store

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tour the centuries old pretzel factory of a locally owned company. I mean--it's only $3.50, so c'mon. But it's interesting to learn how they used to make pretzels. And you can pick up some snacks for later and get free samples.

Thank TexSF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hot and crowded. The pretzel twisting lasted less than five minutes. Not really interesting since it's just an old building that once was a bakery. Would be more interesting to visit any modern, working bakery.

Thank david999
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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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