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“Quaint Bakery Tour”

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.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Quaint Bakery Tour”
Reviewed February 20, 2014

The tour is very short and quick but it was fun to learn the facts of the bakery and see how they did it so many years ago. We all loved rolling out a pretzel and learning their techniques. Afterwards, we enjoyed tasting some of the hard pretzel varieties. We really enjoyed their freshly baked soft pretzels as well.

Visited February 2014
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Pasadena, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Pretzels”
Reviewed February 12, 2014

Interesting free tour of the first commercial hard pretzel bakery in the US. Buy some at the bakery store to take home.

Visited February 2014
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Brownsboro, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Very interesting and fun”
Reviewed February 3, 2014

This was so informative about the way the soft and crisp pretzels came about. We had a great tour guide and it was amazing to learn how pretzels were originally made and how they are made now. Lots of fun!

Visited January 2014
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Milford, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“good for all the family”
Reviewed December 13, 2013

Nice place to go with the kids or just as a couple.
Pretzels are so yummy love going here.
Would go here again also went to Wilbur Chocolate factory.
Never disappointed going to these 2 places.

Visited November 2013
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Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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“A nice place for a short visit”
Reviewed December 9, 2013

This is a good place to do quickly if you time the tour right. The tour is short but informative. It is a piece of history especially if you like pretzels. You'll learn about the making of the preztel at the site where it started. You'll even make your own. The store is attached and sells soft pretzels made on the spot. They are not Philly soft pretzels. It is quick and may not be what you expect. Free sample bag at the end of the tour. Staff is nice and very congenial.

Visited December 2013
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