Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, Lititz

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Have some history with your pretzels at Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, which offers tours and hands-on lessons in old-fashioned pretzel twisting. Established in 1861, this is the oldest commercial pretzel bakery in the United States. Owned and operated by the same family who founded the original bread business, the bakery continues to make pretzels using the same traditional recipe developed over 150 years ago. Take a tour of the bakery, which showcases ovens built by its founder. After you watch expert bakers twist pretzels into their signature shape, you'll have the opportunity to try it yourself with your own piece of dough. The bakery shop sells souvenirs and baked treats. Plan my day in Lititz using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • Did the tour today with my 3 kids ages 6-10. Was a great trip for homeschoolers! The 25 min tour was hands on and interesting for kids and mom! I believe it was Kurt who was the guide today and...  more »
  • Short but sweet, cute little tour and building. Learn about how the Pretzel bakery was made and get to roll out your own pretzel. Nice shop at the end to get some inexpensive souvenirs. Would...  more »
  • I couldn’t find the hot pretzel to buy! I guess I thought it would be different, but when I did find the pretzels, it was great.  more »
  • Fun interactive tour about pretzels. Our tour guide was very friendly and he made the tour interesting. We even got to make our own pretzel shapes and got rewarded with a certificate and paid with a bag of pretzels too!
  • This place is fun. This is not where the actual pretzels are made unless you're buying the soft pretzels at the front of the store. This is the original house for the whole factory and company started. They give tours every once in awhile during the day. There is no parking, however, it is on a very quaint part of Main Street in Lititz Pennsylvania. You will enjoy making us a stop here during your trip to the town.
  • Great selections of pretzels that you seldom find in supermarket or stores. Prices are reasonable and staffs are friendly. The store is rather small because it's part of the Museum/gift shop.
  • Fun little tour. They give you the history of the place and the life of the family who runs it. The warm soft pretzels were good.
  • Loved the history lesson on how pretzels got their start and work that went into it. And how over time as technology and demand grew so did the equipment and the process. My favorite part was handmaking your own pretzel and receiving a certificate.

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