Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola, New Bern

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 planner to add Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola and other attractions to your New Bern vacation plans.
Create an itinerary including Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola
map
Places to stay near Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola
Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
771 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • Not much here. You walk in, look around at the Pepsi stuff you can buy, maybe get a drink, and walk out to say you've been here. Not much else. Place seemed a little empty and would spend the money to...  more »
  • Not worth your time. More gift shop than museum, and not a particularly good gift shop..stroll the downtown..  more »
  • find out where it all began. it is where pepsi all started a good junk shop.lots to see and hear I go there every chance  more »
Google
  • The Pepsi Store was a fun experience. The prices for merchandise were not unreasonable. My eight-year-old daughter became a fan of Caleb's Kola. So we'll have to keep that on hand. The staff didn't seem to have extensive knowledge about the products they served, but that's more of a problem for the Pepsi brand than it is for me. If you're in New Bern, it's worth a visit.
  • Pepsi store in new bern is such a unique place to visit. You will see history of pepsi and also will try some old pepsi product here. Great place!
  • Very informative. Interesting display. Fun stop for a cheap priced fresh pepsi. Wide range of gift shop items
  • Nice shop with all kinds of souvenirs. The place to go if you want Pepsi or Mt. Dew swag.
  • Better than World of Coke in the sense that it's free. The history alone is worth a stop if you're nearby. There is a gift shop and a counter where you can get several different kinds of Pepsi or Mountain Dew. For some reason, regular Pepsi tastes better there.

Plan your trip to New Bern

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola by other users

7 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, kids, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Atlantic Beach BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Goldsboro BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in New Bern BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Morehead City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans