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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  • August 14, 2017
    Love this place...i go every time I visit my in laws. always have unique stuff to see and I love the old fashioned store  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    A lot of old and new Pepsi products. Different cans,bottles from all over the world if you have one you can send it in and they might display it with your name and wherever it came from.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    We did not remember Pepsi Co was founded in New Bern. Seeing the history plaque and sign was cool. It would be nice to have the store open on Sunday.  more »
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  • July 9, 2017
    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.
  • March 10, 2017
    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.
  • May 14, 2017
    It's was interesting to be standing right at the spot where Pepsi was invented. Even though it isn't big and it's more of a gift shop, it is still cool to go and I in my opinion, at least, it is a must for tourists visiting New Bern.
  • March 19, 2017
    Nice little place. Don't expect anything like the world of coke. Still it is awesome
  • June 10, 2017
    Great shop with cool memorabilia and an old time soda fountain.

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