Sturgis Pretzel House
219 East Main St.
Lititz, PA 17543-2011
(717) 626-4354

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Julius Sturgis established the nation's first commercial pretzel bakery. The tiny bakehouse that was built in 1784 in Lititz grew into a large factory and set the pretzel-making industry into motion.

Today the modern plant bakes its pretzels in conveyor-fed tunnel ovens, though the original "soft pretzel" is still hand made and baked in the original 200-year old ovens.

Visitors can view the pretzel making process and even twist a pretzel to win a Pretzel Twisters Diploma.

Hours: Open for tours Monday through Saturday, MLK Birthday through Mid-March, 10:30am - 3:30pm and Mid-March through December, 9:30am - 4:30pm. Closed Sunday. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Hours are subject to change without notice, so call before visiting.
Adults $3.50
Children $2.50
Groups: Group discounts available. Call for detail.
Group Reservations: At least several days in advance.
Lunch: Picnic area available.
Handicapped Access: Accessible.
Directions: Rt. 30 West to Gap. Rt. 772 North to Lititz. Rt. 772 becomes E. Main St. 60 - 90 minutes west of Philadelphia.

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