Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

Lititz, PA

Where are we going?

Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery
219 E Main St
PA 17543


What is there to do?

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?

Adults: $3.00

Children: $2.00

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


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.

I’m Hungry!

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.

Healthy Eating

We offer whole grain and low-sodium pretzel varieties.

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