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Review of Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery
Ranked #1 of 3 Tours in Lititz
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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.
Acme, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“step back in time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2012

best $3 spent for a tour. it is hands on and the guides not only talk but show you what they mean. it was a slower day when we were there and the kids were wound up from sitting in the car but they were interested in what was going on and enjoyed playing in dough. The free bag of pretzels are an added plus. Dont forget to pick up some soft pretzles in the gift shop!

Visited April 2012
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Pasadena, Maryland
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32 reviews
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“Take the Tour - It's Must!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2012

The tour is so worth the time! And the pretzels are really good too!

Visited April 2012
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Wrightstown, New Jersey
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5 reviews
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“Very Good Tour!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2012

My family loved this little tour and all the variety of pretzels that the store had to offer. BEST soft pretzels! Well worth the price of $12 for 6 of us!! Kids and Adults had fun and really enjoyed all the history and info on pretzels. Must Do this if you are in the Litilz area!

Visited March 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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202 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Do you know where the pretzel gets its shape?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2012

You can find out on this fun, yet inexpensive ($3.00 per person) 20-30 minute tour, that includes how to twist your own pretzel and the story of the Sturgis family. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and personable - she made the tour very interesting.

The gift shop has a lot of great options and most items, especially the pretzels themselves, are very inexpensive. You definitely need to get a soft pretzel!

This was an unexpected highlight during our trip to Amish Country.

Visited March 2012
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seven valleys, pa
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“Fun For Kids”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2012

The pretzel factory is a fun way for kids to learn more about the PA pretzel making experience with a hands-on opportunity to make and bake your own. Yum!

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