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Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

219 E Main St, Lititz, PA 17543-2011
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Fun, educational and family budget friendly

This was a great little find. We learned how pretzel were made and are now made. The tour is hands... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
jeffsW8210WA
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Hagerstown, Maryland
Fun and interesting

Now I know where pretzels come from! Fun and informative. The guide was very personable. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lyn H
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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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219 E Main St, Lititz, PA 17543-2011
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Reviewed 4 days 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.

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Kurt V, General Manager at Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

So glad you enjoyed it! Come back soon. Kurt

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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

Thank TravLeMonkay
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here along the way to the sight and sound theater. It’s a nice town and this pretzel factory is a cool stop. The prices are really cheap for snacks and for $3.50 you can take a tour and actually learn how to make...More

Thank kmb0715
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Kurt V, General Manager at Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed your time with us!

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

This was my third time at the bakery. This time I had two friends in tow who wanted to visit. Our tour guide was outstanding and gave more information than I had heard before. Looking at the old equipment is always interesting and thinking back...More

Thank disneyanytime
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 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 February 2018

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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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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