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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 a great spot of local history. It is set-up with photos and items from the past, it has an area where you can purchase snacks and drinks, and their are souvenirs to buy. Stop by for a quick vi...  read more »
  • My family and I were traveling through New Bern since I love all of Nicholas Sparks Books and many of them take place there. We had a nice breakfast at Lawson's Landing and found out another reason Ne...  read more »
  • I am not a soda drinker at all but my kids always enjoy the Pepsi here. They think it tastes better than out of cans or bottles. There is a lot of merchandise that is Pepsi branded. It seems a bit exp...  read more »
  • 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).
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • My wife and I were disappointed with our visit (June 2016) to the Pepsi museum in New Bern. There was very little Pepsi merchandise on sale and a poor selection of Pepsi metal signs. Just an old building with a few Pepsi collectibles under dirty glass (not for sale) and a small drink counter. Employees were business polite, but not overly friendly. Not a favorite stop in New Bern and I see no reason for a return visit. Disappointing.
  • Birth place of Pepsi what can I say. It's a quit little Shop with anything Pepsi you could want. Wish I would have ought the Brads tshirt while I was there. But I did grab a Calrbs kola. Pretty tasty
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