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Lititz, Pennsylvania: Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

Historic bakery twisting pretzels by hand since 1861. Watch the demonstration, then roll and twist your own. Big photo-op pretzel outside front door during business hours.

219 E Main St., Lititz, PA
East of Water St. on north side of Main St.
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Miniature scene of Baking Pretzels in the Olden Days.

Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

The bakery features a miniature scene of "Baking Pretzels in the Olden Days" by John Sturgis.

[Ron Renken, 10/14/2023]

Pretzel factory.

Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

There are ties between the shape of the pretzel and marriage. Very interesting tour!

[Jen Marceaux, 11/01/2022]

Pretzel tour.

Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

On this entertaining and educational tour, you learn the meaning of each part of a pretzel twist and the different machines used through the years and the Sturgis family history. You leave with a small bag but can buy large bags of many varieties and soft pretzels made on the premises. It was a great RA find.

[EC, 10/07/2022]
Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

While you still get a lesson in pretzel twisting, they no longer bake the pretzels while you watch. Visitors get a small bag of prepackaged pretzels. We still enjoyed the tour quite a bit.

[trish, 12/24/2015]

Big pretzel.

Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

Founded in 1861, the Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery is the first commercial pretzel bakery in America. Help us celebrate our 150th anniversary this year! Tour the original bakery, get a hands-on lesson in pretzel twisting, and taste the results of 150 years of pretzel baking heritage. Hands on, learn how to roll a pretzel and get a certificate for a souvenir. Fee is $3

[Tracy, 12/02/2014]

We fondly recall bending dough with the master pretzel bakers in Lititz, an important milestone on the Snack Food Heritage Trail.

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