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Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

219 E Main St, Lititz, PA 17543-2011
+1 717-626-4354
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Great tour

This was an enjoyable tour that took you back in time When pretzels were first made. When you tour... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2016
Lu Ann B
Winston Salem, North Carolina
via mobile
Twisted Pretzel

Went into pretzel shop and got to join in group twisting dough into pretzel . It was enjoyable... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2016
Strongsville, 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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219 E Main St, Lititz, PA 17543-2011
219 E Main St, Lititz, PA 17543-2011
+1 717-626-4354
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Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

This was an enjoyable tour that took you back in time When pretzels were first made. When you tour the factory you actually stand at the original table and roll out a pretzel. Very informative and interesting

Thank Lu Ann B
Reviewed October 2, 2016

Went into pretzel shop and got to join in group twisting dough into pretzel . It was enjoyable Bought pretzels and they were very good. Grandkids had fun we just walked in no planning

Thank rileypickles
Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

It's a short 20 minute tour that is fun and informative. The staff in the store and on the tour were very friendly. There is a parking lot right next to the store, and the town is beautiful and well worth a leisurely walk.

Thank Micah S
Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

We've been to Lititz numerous times in the past but today was our first visit to Sturgis Pretzels and, "Wow... A Great Find". The first thing we did was purchase a soft pretzel for each of us and they were oh so good. Then, after...More

Thank 57RRoberts
Reviewed September 29, 2016

We happened upon Julius Sturgis while we were shopping in Lititz. We were fortunate to be able to get in on an end of the day tour. The lady who gave us the tour was very knowledgeable and made the experience fun. We all tried...More

Thank willowhoneyb
Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

There have a 1/2 tour and talked about the pretzel factory and how the pretzels were made. They had us roll a piece of dough and showed us how to make a pretzel. Have a large selection of pretzels for sale.

Reviewed September 25, 2016

If you think a pretzel is a pretzel, then you need to take this tour and taste the difference! You see where and how hard pretzels were made for many years... and you even get to try your hand at twisting.

Thank Rick S
Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised with all the history and enjoyed the pretzels. They let you make some, with play dough and they give you real samples

Thank Blake P
Reviewed September 20, 2016

You are given a brief history of the pretzel and taken into a bakery that made pretzels. A piece of PlayDoh is put in front of you and you pretend to make a pretzel. The history is interesting, but you do not have an opportunity...More

Thank Harris H
Reviewed September 20, 2016

We enjoyed the tour AND the pretzels! The history and family legacy of this place is fascinating. It was well worth the admission fee!

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Cristina B
December 29, 2016|
Response from Mosslady53 | Reviewed this property |
They are open 9AM to 4PM on December 31, 2016
September 11, 2016|
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Response from chachagborjen | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking lot . Right next to it
June 18, 2015|
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