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Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

219 E Main St, Lititz, PA 17543-2011
+1 717-626-4354
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We didn't have time for the tour..... But I was eager to try the pretzels. So glad I did. I loved... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Crunchy Fun...get twisted

We learned a lot on this 20 minute tour of the pretzel bakery. I will think of the pretzel a... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2016
Midlothian, Virginia
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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
+1 717-626-4354
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

We didn't have time for the tour..... But I was eager to try the pretzels. So glad I did. I loved the chocolate covered ones. And my daughter-in-law and son are pleased with the assortment I brought them and with the pretzel making mix. So......More

Thank SLRS5
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We learned a lot on this 20 minute tour of the pretzel bakery. I will think of the pretzel a different way every time I eat one. We found this tour fun and interesting. Everyone learns to roll a pretzel and receives a small sample...More

Thank LT T
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Of course my cousins and I had to stop here while on the chocolate walk. The soft pretzels are delicious!

Thank Mosslady53
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

This was a fun and very educational experience! It's short, but informative and keeps the attention of all ages by being interactive, too! Definitely a fun stop for any time spent in Lititz.

Thank Mandy H
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Others may try, but this former Philly suburbanite needs her pretzel fix when she comes home. The history of the Sturgis family was interesting, the tour guide delightfully enthused and the samples tasty. The flavored pretzels have flavoring baked into the dough, not added after,...More

Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 5 October 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 2 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 30 September 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
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Cristina B
30 December 2016|
Response from Mosslady53 | Reviewed this property |
They are open 9AM to 4PM on December 31, 2016
12 September 2016|
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Response from chachagborjen | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking lot . Right next to it
19 June 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