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Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

219 E Main St, Lititz, PA 17543-2011
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Very interesting

Loved the pretzel bakery. It is an interesting history lesson in the origin of commercial hard... read more

Reviewed yesterday
meanymer
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Preston, Maryland
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Fun family tour

Went here with our three small children. Tour is very affordable and we were able to practice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
newlyweds920
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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...more
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219 E Main St, Lititz, PA 17543-2011
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved the pretzel bakery. It is an interesting history lesson in the origin of commercial hard pretzel sales in America. The tour guide and staff were friendly and delightful to speak with. Nice selection of pretzels and pretzel related items for sale in the gift...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with our three small children. Tour is very affordable and we were able to practice twisting pretzels. Tour is short (30 minutes) and our 5 year old really loved it. Picked up some very delicious chocolate covered pretzels in the gift shop afterwards....More

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Kurt V, General Manager at Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Very Good overall rating is based on the entirety of the experience. The history of the Sturgis family and pretzel making is quite interesting. See original ovens and being shown how to make pretzels with live hands on demonstrations was nice and the price...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fun stop for families and others looking for a light but educational tour experience when visiting Lancaster and Amish country. Comes with snacks! Lots of parking. Great, friendly guides. Not long, so it's great for kids.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great little find. We learned how pretzel were made and are now made. The tour is hands on and interactive. We can't wait to take the grandchildren.

Thank jeffsW8210WA
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Kurt V, General Manager at Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed it! Come back soon. Kurt

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Now I know where pretzels come from! Fun and informative. The guide was very personable. The fresh, hot, soft pretzel was yummy! Definitely worth the $3.75 for the tour!

Thank Lyn H
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

What a fun little stop. Have been saying we were going to visit and finally did. Place is small but quaint. Tour was short but worth it. Ovens are the originals. Lots of info about the family and how it all started. It's nice to...More

Thank jennlew
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Great little place to take a family for a tour. Interactive pretzel-making along with some fun history and some great folklore. Highly recommend for Budget-friendly family fun.

Thank Cathy K
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Enjoyable stop over to check out the factory and it's long history of pretzel making. Tour guide was very informative about the details of the business as well a brief intro into the background of the Sturgis family history. There was even a hands on...More

Thank SeniorRW
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped here on our way to Gettysburg for some local fun. Pros: This is the site of the first hard pretzel factory in the US, nice mixture of historical crumbs and local flavor, Mary Kate made things fun with interactive dialogue and tongue and cheek...More

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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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