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Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

219 E Main St, Lititz, PA 17543-2011
+1 717-626-4354
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Lovely, low-key adventure

My 10 year old grandson and I stopped in at the Pretzel Bakery. We needed some salt after an ice... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2016
Allentown, PA
Earn Your Pretzel Degree

Took the "tour" of the Sturgis Pretzel Bakery ($3.50 each) and it was well worth the stop. Learned... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2016
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219 E Main St, Lititz, PA 17543-2011
+1 717-626-4354
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Reviewed 29 March 2016

My 10 year old grandson and I stopped in at the Pretzel Bakery. We needed some salt after an ice cream blitz at Turkey Hill Experience! We had about a 20 minute wait, during which we enjoyed fresh soft pretzels. The tour was an demonstration...More

Thank teamfur
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Took the "tour" of the Sturgis Pretzel Bakery ($3.50 each) and it was well worth the stop. Learned to roll pretzels (received a citation and a free bag of pretzels) and also gained knowledge of the industry and how the hard pretzel came about. This...More

Thank TreatMeLikeARegular
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

One of the stops on the Lititz's walking tour. Kids learn how to make their own pretzels. They have a nice store to buy their products and souvenir. Take your picture with the big pretzel outside

Thank Frank S
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Julius Sturgis opened the 1st commercial pretzel bakery in the United States in 1861 and started in this 1764 structure that is one of the original structures in Lititz and is on the National Historic Register of Historic Places. Though no longer baking at this...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Definitely a nice place to pop in to when doing some shopping in Lititz. They do a short tour/pretzel-making lesson, which is affordable, educational and fun for the family. And hot pretzels for sale in the gift shop are awesome!

Thank Melanie H
Reviewed 23 February 2016

We loved this free tour!! They gave everyone their own dough and showed us how to make a pretzel! Everyone of the kids from ages 2 to teen loved it. The tour and history was very interesting--especially to know that the hard pretzel was invented...More

Thank 1stTimeCR
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Tour was very informative. We had to wait about 20 minutes so we bought some cinnamon pretzels sticks and Hot Cheeser pretzels. Big bags were very reasonably priced at $2-3. We got to roll and twist dough and learned some fun facts about pretzels. This...More

Thank angelinmpls
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Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Fun outing, cheap, quick. But learned a lot, friendly staff. Historical. Cool to do with family anyday and of course, very yummy.

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Reviewed 26 January 2016

Informative , narrative tour of the 150 years of the Julius Sturgis Pretzel factory. For $3.50 it was worth it. We enjoyed learning hands-on pretzel twisting, well actually it was a simulation, the dough was a flour water mix, not pretzel dough and not baked,...More

Thank Gershwin12
Reviewed 16 January 2016

This is a small shop in town. The fresh warm pretzels are to die for and the flavored and chocolate covered pretzels are awesome. Prices are not bad either. Friendly staff.

Thank tuneintravel
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Cristina B
Are you open new year's Eve?
29 December 2016|
Response from Mosslady53 | Reviewed this property |
They are open 9AM to 4PM on December 31, 2016
Where do you park? Is there a lot? May bring someone who has difficulty walking so unsure as we can't park any distance.
11 September 2016|
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Response from chachagborjen | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking lot . Right next to it
are you open july 4,2015?
18 June 2015|
Response from Jennifer B | 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