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Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

219 E Main St, Lititz, PA 17543-2011
+1 717-626-4354
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The factory has quite a few original things from the factory and it was nice to see. The factory is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andrew H
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yonkers
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What an interesting tour! Bobbi the tour guide was very friendly and informative. Seeing the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
James_SIII
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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%
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219 E Main St, Lititz, PA 17543-2011
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The factory has quite a few original things from the factory and it was nice to see. The factory is not big and can only hold a small amount of people at a time without feeling cramped. I thought however we were going to make...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an interesting tour! Bobbi the tour guide was very friendly and informative. Seeing the original factory was very fascinating, especially the old brick ovens. It is so easy to take a pretzel for granted, but hearing of the intentionality behind the original shape of...More

1  Thank James_SIII
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in to check this place out, ended up leaving with and entire bag full of pretzels! We bought the Jalapeno minis that are really spicy, cheese regular size are great too! They are amazing I wish we could find them in South Jersey. We...More

1  Thank Barbara W
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

This is a tour of the first hard pretzel bakery in the world. Most pretzel bakeries made soft pretzels. After registering for a tour (given on the hour) our guide gave an excellent narrative of the history of the bakery before we rolled and shaped...More

1  Thank W5225FItraveler
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

The tour of the old bakery is fun with a "hands on" demo of pretzel making. The staff is nice and helpful. The soft fresh preztel are delicious and the shop is full of goodies. Worth the detour.

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Reviewed 2 December 2017

Good for all ages. Hubby and I had fun rolling a trial pretzel while the guide explained the history of the business. Everyone in your group would have fun and enjoy the short tour.

Thank Nancy G
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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Cute shop where you can take a tour of the factory and learn about pretzel making. The variety of products is a bit lacking, but worth a visit if you're shopping on Main St.

Thank Christine F
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Took my family here for my daughter's 10th birthday weekend as part of our planned events. Looks just like it did when I was a kid. Though some things have changed in the 35 years since I first went there, it's still a short fun...More

Thank Stephen K
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

My younger kids and I really enjoyed the tour - from hands-on learning how to twist our own "pretzels", to learning about the whole pretzel-making process and history. Informative tour, yummy hard and soft pretzel samples, cute gift shop with reasonable prices, & friendly staff...More

Thank Gretchen K
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for fresh pretzels. Interesting and very good warm pretzels. Kids enjoyed it. They have been in business since 1861.

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Cristina B
30 December 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
12 September 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
19 June 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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