Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola, New Bern

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Historic Site · Gift & Specialty Shop
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. To visit Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola and get the most from your holiday in New Bern, create itinerary details personal to you using our New Bern planner.
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  • It was fun to pop into the store where Pepsi was invented, but I left wanting to know more history. I understand there is another location that expands on Pepsi's history, but we didn't have time to.....  more »
  • Sweet people with great history & quality product being sold CHEAP! One dollar drinks. Fascinating to learn of a pharmacy creating a syrup to add to soda water for medical reasons!  more »
  • What a great shop and museum. My grandparents were Pepsi Cola Bottlers so for me this was almost like going home. I certainly felt a connection to family while visiting. The prices were reasonable. With the influence Soft Drinks have had on America and the World this is a great stop. And its not over the top like the rival brand.
  • Very nostalgic. We stumbled upon it by accident! Small but quaint, but if you’re a Pepsi or Mt. Dew lover, kinda cool to say you’ve been there once. I have some family members who are “Dew” fans so it was a great opportunity to grab them some souvenirs.

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