Tourist in Lititz, PA? Don’t miss these 3 spots | Melissa Frost


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Lititz, PA is one of my favorite places in Lancaster County. There is such a friendly atmosphere in the city, and quite often events take place throughout the borough. If you are a tourist with limited time, here are four of the places I would visit first.

Julius Sturgis Pretzel House

Not only are the pretzels hot and delicious, but this house is steeped in history, as is the entire street it sits on. Built in 1784 by Peter Kreiter, the main section is a two-and-a-half-story stone structure at 219 East Street and is one of the oldest original homes in Lititz and also on the list of oldest buildings in the State.

The Pretzel House is known for being the nation’s first commercial pretzel bakery, and the old factory contains nearly all of its original equipment. Ovens, iron kettles, dough breaking machines, proofing racks and drying racks have been preserved and are still used in a limited way to demonstrate how the treats were made.

Address: 219 East Main Street, Lititz, PA 17543

Blackworth Direct Fire Grill

This restaurant is located in the historic and iconic Wilbur Chocolate Factory building. When the factory closed and moved five years ago, opportunities opened up for a new use of the building. Today, you’ll find Blackworth Live Fire Grill, as well as the Wilbur’s Market and Wilbur Lititz here.

Blackworth Live Fire Grill has become a popular dining spot in the county and is one of my favorite restaurants in the state. The atmosphere is chic but rustic.

They serve American dishes, often with a creative, charred twist.

Address: 52 North Broad Street, Lititz PA 17543

Lititz spring park

A beautiful park in the heart of the city. After a stroll through the shops of Main Street, the perfect place to relax is this park. Depending on when you visit, you may be able to attend an event. If you find yourself in Lititz Springs Park on a Thursday, there is a local farmers market, very popular among the community and young families.

The park is owned by the Lititz Moravian congregation and is run as a non-profit organization. The entire area of ​​the park is open to the public, free admission whether you want to stroll along the water’s edge, have a picnic with the family or stop at one of the two playgrounds.

Address: 24 North Broad Street, Lititz, PA 17543

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