Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery – Come Twist Your Own Pretzel!

Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

219 East Main Street (Just look for the pretzel!)
Lititz, PA 17543

America’s First Commercial Pretzel Bakery

Welcome to America’s First Commercial Pretzel Bakery.

It was here in Lititz in 1861 that Julius Sturgis opened the first commercial pretzel bakery in America. Now, all these years later, the bakery is still operated by the Sturgis family using the same old-fashioned recipe and methods originally established by Julius Sturgis.

Twist Your Own Pretzel

Today, visitors can take a bakery tour, where they’ll get to twist their own pretzel, learn about the history of pretzel baking, see the original brick ovens built in 1861, and watch old-fashioned soft pretzels being made on site.

Tours are offered every day, beginning half an hour after the store opens. The last tour of the day is usually a half-hour before closing time.  Admission: $3.50 adults and $2.50 children

You can also taste and purchase their fresh hot soft pretzels and the company’s variety of hard pretzels.

Group Tours of the Pretzel Bakery

Come and enjoy their unique, hands-on group tour experience with your family, church group, school group, or any other organized tour group. Take advantage of their special pricing discount for groups of 15 or more.

Tour operators should call Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery at 717-626-4354 for specific pricing information.

Pretzel Bakery Hours

From Martin Luther King Jr. Day to March 15 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
March 16 – December 31 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

They are closed Sundays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and January first until the Saturday before Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Order Your Pretzels Onlinesturgis-purchases

Take a moment to browse the wide variety of products now available for purchase online.  Julius Sturgis offers their classic selection of pretzels including low-sodium options, as well as beautiful gift assortments of their pretzels and snacks accented with decortive pottery display dishes.

Large bulk or corporate orders are also available for purchase.

Enjoy a New Twist on Pretzels at Julius Sturgis!




 Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

219 East Main Street
Lititz, PA 17543

Other Lititz Area Attractions You Might Also Enjoy:

Wolf Sanctuary of PA

465 Speedwell Forge Road, Lititz, PA 17543, 717-626-4617

Wolf Sanctuary of PA offers a lifelong safe haven for displaced wolves and wolf-dogs.  The sanctuary provides quality care and enrichment for the wolves, and has grown into an educational facility, offering guided tours to provide education about wolf conservation and biology.  Visit their website for more information.  Visit website

Hotel Rock Lititz

50 Rock Lititz Blvd.,   Lititz, PA 17543,   717-925-7625

At Hotel Rock Lititz – we believe in music. Experience the art & technology that brings music to millions worldwide with a one-of-a-kind lodging adventure. Upscale accommodations surrounded by materials that capture the essence of touring from road case doors to backstage pass wallpaper. We Will... We Will... Rock You to Sleep!   Visit website

Cabin Rentals at Refreshing Mountain

455 Camp Road, Stevens, PA 17578, 888-353-1490

Stay overnight in our recently-constructed cabins. Perfect for a fun, relaxing family getaway. Cabins sleep up to 8 and include a full kitchen, dining room, living room, and private bathroom. Enjoy many on-site outdoor activities (ziplining, etc). Conveniently located between Lancaster and Hershey attractions - an easy drive from Philadelphia. Visit website

Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

455 Camp Road, Stevens, PA 17578, 888-353-1490

Looking for some outdoor fun near Lititz? Refreshing Mountain is your destination for outdoor activities in Lancaster. Ziplines, outdoor obstacle course, climbing tower, archery, rappelling, pedal carts, farm animals, and more. Conveniently located just 10 miles from downtown Lititz. Plus, our cabin rentals make the perfect romantic or family getaway! Visit website

Shaker Shoppe, Inc. – Finely Crafted Quality Furniture

616 Owl Hill Road,   Lititz, PA 17543,   717-626-9461

Fine-quality authentic reproduction furniture in select woods like Tiger Maple, Cherry & Sugar Pine is hand-made on site in our workshop minutes from downtown Lititz.  For over 25 years our furniture makers have been creating the finest pieces for clients worldwide in Shaker & other traditional designs. Large showroom on premises.   Visit website 

Speedwell Forge Bed & Breakfast

465 Speedwell Forge Road, Lititz, PA 17543, 717-626-1760

Speedwell Forge offers historic elegance on a peaceful 120-acre farm.  Built in 1760, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Three guest rooms in the mansion and three private cottages, all with private bath and air conditioning. Most rooms include fireplace and whirlpool bath.   Visit website