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Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

219 East Main St. Route 772

Pretzels have an ancient history, but the origin of the pretzel remains a mystery. There are many stories as to how the first pretzel was created, the most common being that in 610 A.D. Italian monks used scraps of dough to form the shape of children's arms in prayer, with three holes to represent the Christian Trinity. They were called "pretiola" in Latin or "little reward" and were given to children who learned their bible verses and prayers.


Ira Wilsker

Saturday, June 23, 2018
One of our favorite places to take kids and grandkids. Oldest pretzel bakery in the country. Cute tour with historical trivia. Kids loved rolling dough and twisting and tying pretzels. Some good deals on "overstocks" in the gift shop. Tour tickets are nominally priced.

Kelly Powell

Thursday, May 10, 2018
We walked in on a rainy weekday & treated ourselves to a tour. Wait was short as tours run often. Meanwhile there's a shop & plenty of displays to keep you busy before & after the tour. Mary was a great tour guide! She told us some fun facts, taught us the how & why of pretzel twisting, & answered questions. Tour is short, so great for quick visits. We loaded up on giftshop pretzels (many cheaper than in grocery stores!). Love the free samples and Horse & Buggy shaped hard pretzels!

Laurel Longnecker

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Wonderful lesson on the history of pretzels and fun making them, too. There is also a gift shop for traditional Tom Sturgis pretzels and chocolate covered one's, as well. Kid friendly.

John Matousek

Saturday, May 12, 2018
They had a quick half-hour tour to the original starting of the pretzels which was very good. If I remember correctly it was around $7 per person for the tour. There's also a little store there that you can buy their pretzel products.

James Ochat

Sunday, April 8, 2018
This was such a great place to visit. Very family friendly and great history background of this place. We even got to roll out pretzels on the tour!!! How cool is that!!!! The pretzels are the best by the way.... I loaded up before we left. The staff and tour guide were A+.

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