Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery Lititz
Where is it at?
Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery
219 East Main Street
Where are we going today?
Founded in 1861, The Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery is the first commercial pretzel bakery in America. It is located in historic Lititz, Pennsylvania in the middle of beautiful Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Our tour is fun for all ages, and gives visitors the opportunity to:
- Get a hands-on lesson in pretzel twisting
- Learn about the unique history of pretzels in America
- See how a bakery operated in the 1800s
- Observe our bakers twisting sourdough soft pretzels by hand.
You ca also shop for delicious treats and souvenirs in our bakery store.
How much does it cost?
- Free Under: 2
When can we go?
9am-5pm Monday-Saturday (for hours in Jan-March, please see our website)
We are closed Sundays, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and Jan. 1 -MLK weekend
Hand-twisted soft pretzels baked with original Sturgis family recipe are available in our retail store, along with many different varieties of hard pretzels baked by the descendants of Julius Sturgis at Tom Sturgis Pretzels in Reading, PA. These include flavors like jalapeño, hot cheese, and cinnamon and sugar, as well as pretzels dipped in in Wilbur chocolate – another great Lititz treasure. .
We offer whole grain and low-sodium pretzel varieties..
Any Top Tips?
Lititz is a great town for families. Wilbur Chocolate is located a few blocks away -- with many of restaurants, shops and the beautiful Lititz Springs Park in between. .
Can I get one of those?
Pretzel-themed souvenirs, books, and tshirts are available in our retail store. .
What people are saying?
by Kari Shirck
dirty behind the sceens. when i went with the "computer guy" to fix the pc problems. not to mention what was found on the computers currant history. i would never go there again. what a shame too. i love pretzels.
by Derek Lau
I loved learning the history behind their pretzels - The fresh pretzels were very good too ! A fun quick stop for adults and kids !
by Jody Morton
Lots of fun!! Make your own pretzel is lots of fun! Make sure you buy a soft pretzel before you go you will want two :)
by Martin Fastag
Fun quick tour with a nice history... engaging for an 8 and 4 yr old
by Tony Bandy
Nice little pretzel shop.