Lititz Itineraries | Downtown Lititz
When it comes to history, this town has it!
A great way to start an historically focused visit is with the Lititz Historical Foundation. This awesome organization curates our town museum and offers historic walking tours as well as tours of the Johannes Mueller House. Book a private experience or join a tour already on the schedule! Learn more here.
Ready for a snack? Now’s the perfect time to head a few doors down to Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery. Here you can tour America’s first commercial pretzel bakery and learn how to twist a pretzel!
After you’ve had a bite and been steeped in stories from our past, it’s time to do some historically-themed shopping.
First up? Moravian Mission Gift Shop. This non-profit sells Moravian Stars and prints that point to our past with proceeds benefiting charity.
Next let’s head to Moravian House Antiques, just a few steps west on Main Street. Here you’ll find early American furniture, housewares, candles and more. Bonus? The store is housed in a structure built in 1847.
Continue west on Main Street and browse shops housed in structures built in the mid-1800s. We recommend stopping into Morton Fine Furniture. This shop could have stood hundreds of years ago – Thomas Morton continues the long-honored, too-often-lost tradition of handcrafting furniture. You’ll marvel at his pieces.
When you arrive at Broad Street, head to the Welcome Center (our train station) at the park, open up your Experience Lititz App, visit the “play” section and choose “Walking Tours.” There, you’ll find our virtual Broad Street Walking Tour. Follow along and stop to shop along the way.
For dinner, we recommend a meal in Lititz’s most iconic historic structure, The Lititz Springs Inn. Operating since 1764, you can dine and image the room filled with weary travelers over two centuries ago.
For a post-dinner drink, head just a block-and-a-half away to Stoll & Wolfe Whiskey on Cedar Street. Here you can sample historic Rosen Rye Whiskey, grown and distilled right here in Lititz.
Staying the night? A cozy rest can be had at The Alden House, an historic Main Street Inn that offers all the comforts of home.