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Birthplace of Pepsi Cola, New Bern
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Visit the site where Caleb Bradham first invented one of America's favorite sweet carbonated drinks at Birthplace of Pepsi Cola. Though it was a pharmacy when Bradham first experimented with the soda in the 1890s, the site today houses a gift shop and soda bar. Here you can learn more about the history of Pepsi's inventor and the drink's early days. You'll also have the opportunity to browse through Pepsi memorabilia. Of course, no visit would be complete without ordering a Pepsi float from the bar amid the historic surroundings. Use our New Bern holiday planner to add Birthplace of Pepsi Cola and other attractions to your New Bern vacation plans.
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TripAdvisor
  • I expected much more from Pepsi and felt that it was just a small building to sell Pepsi products. Would not consider it a must if you are visiting New Bern, NC 
  • Shop is charming little place with a soda fountain and lots of souvenirs. Not really much to see. If you are touring the historic district, it may be worth an in and out. 
  • Really cool to be able to stop by the birthplace of Pepsi. Tried the new 1873 Pepsi product and it was sooooo good! Enjoyed walking around looking and seeing all of the old Pepsi videos they had on di...  more »
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  • If you're visiting, new to town, or haven't been - make this a priority. The Pepsi Museum is full of rich history; not only of Pepsi, but of Eastern NC as well. Plus the Pepsi from the fountain goes so well with the fresh popped popcorn they serve!
  • Nice little place to go to see the birthplace of Pepsi and get a brief histroy lesson on it. I am not a soda drinker (unless it is rum and coke sorry pepsi). But neat to see how the company became what it is today. It had a lot of struggling kind of like me writing on this post my fingers HURT (first world problems, and the wifi is so ssssssslllllloooooowwwww).
  • Fun place to stop in on a shopping break. Nice employees
  • Located in downtown New Bern's Historic District. It has original items from the pharmacy. They are also a test site for new Pepsi Products. Good place to visit
  • I was amazed and taken back down memory lane seeing the cans and the bottles and the image changes of Pepsi over the years. It made me feel proud that this was the birthplace of this fine product. So many great memories and rich history,, the displays, little factiods or tid bits that i never knew about this company. I had a blast and can't wait to go back.