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Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola

256 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-2142
+1 252-636-5898
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Historical Pharmacy - Birthplace of Pepsi-Col"

We recently had the pleasure of discovering this quaint, historic pharmacy located in downtown New... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Pam W
Nokomis, Florida
Great Pepsi Products!

Great place to get your Pepsi and Mountain Dew swag. A couple of old time things to look at, but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Columbia, South Carolina
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This soda fountain and Pepsi gift shop is located at the same site where the first Pepsi drink was invented.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good30%
  • Average28%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“soda fountain” (74 reviews)
“quick stop” (16 reviews)
“drug store” (25 reviews)
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256 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-2142
+1 252-636-5898
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We recently had the pleasure of discovering this quaint, historic pharmacy located in downtown New Bern, North Carolina. The pharmacy's claim to fame lies in the fact that in 1898, Caleb Bradham in his pharmacy, invented Pepsi-Cola. This little pharmacy is full of Pepsi-Cola trivia,...More

Thank Pam W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to get your Pepsi and Mountain Dew swag. A couple of old time things to look at, but mostly to get your souvenirs.

Thank marykatherine2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some unusual finds at the city area and some history with the Pepsi-front. The average temperatures make it a great place to just walk around and relax- parking is very good in the city. CLose to area beaches.

Thank wecacnna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of Pepsi memorabilia and items for sale. Detailed history of the discovery of the drink in New Bern. Anything one can imagine linking Pepsi or Mountain Dew is found in this place. Interesting history of advertising and distribution of product. The place was packed...More

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It all begins somewhere. Just a storefront with Pepsi memorabilia that also serves Pepsi as a sideline. Tables and chairs and it is always fun to check out someone’s birthplace.

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Aside from interesting Pepsi memorabilia and souvenirs, the Birthplace of Pepsi offers a spot to sit down at a video table, relax a bit, and enjoy a drink (Pepsi for us) and maybe a bag of popcorn. This was just the break we needed after...More

Thank Beverly W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a just a big shop really - full of Pepsi and Mountain Dew merchandise. Half of the place is a cafe and you can buy a cold pepsi and have a seat. There is some information about the history and development of the brand,...More

Thank LiciaW
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice visit and loved the experience of trying different Pepsi products and learning the history. Really friendly folks.

Thank robertfT1590BV
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

A history is told by the lady behind the counter; the original recipe is there on the wall. Memorabilia, and some chairs to rest on, after walking.

Thank Is4bel2
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Great little history lesson about Pepsi Co. They will make you Pepsi floats. There is all sorts of Pepsi memorabilia and items for purchase. I would love to take my family back to visit. The recipe for the original Pepsi is written on the wall.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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7 April 2015|
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Response from DalenM782 | Reviewed this property |
Nope, just walk in the door. Sorry for late answer. I am on vacation and just got to my emails.