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 Online
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!