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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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  • This is where the pharmacy of Caleb Bradham who invented "Brad' Drink," that eventually turned into Pepsi-Cola is located. This store is half gift shop, half soda fountain, both are treats to see or s...  more »
  • Took my brother to visit the Birthplace of Pepsi , he has Cerebral Palsy and is legally blind , he loves Pepsi and has always wanted to visit this place , what great history and memorabilia .. Worth t...  more »
  • Walking in the cute downtown, we bumped into this corner where they had that sign that "Pepsi" was discovered there. Super cool. New Bern is an adorable little town with a lot of historical charm.  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.