We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Birthplace of Pepsi

256 Middle Street, New Bern, NC
252-636-5898
Improve this listing
56%
Ranked #4 of 7 Attractions in New Bern
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Shops, Specialty Museums, Cultural
Owner description: This soda fountain and Pepsi gift shop is located at the same site where the first Pepsi drink was...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Shops, Specialty Museums, Cultural
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: This soda fountain and Pepsi gift shop is located at the same site where the first Pepsi drink was invented.

Hotels near Birthplace of Pepsi

Write a Review

249 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    79
    60
    85
    20
    5
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Ashville
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Cute little shop that celebrates the fact that it is the birthplace of Pepsi. They have all kinds of collectibles there with the Pepsi logo on them. Things that will be loved by collectors and kids. Small snack area where you can buy a Pepsi, some popcorn or other sweets. Our group went through the shop in about 10 minutes,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
worcestershire
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
42 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Stopped by enroute to Wilmington. On the same trip we also visited the 'other place' in Atlanta and what a contrast! This is a small shop with some memorabilia and gifts where you can sample the delights of Pepsi. It feels very historic as it is the premises where it was created too. Whilst my preference is for the other... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It was basically a store but shared a lot of history with displays and a video presentation, while there we enjoyed a pepsi cola fountain drink & a pepsi float, my husband also bought a pepsi insulated cup that he is thoroughly enjoying

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eastern NC
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Interesting. Educational. Cute soda fountain and lots of pepsi memorabilia. Located in historic downtown New Bern.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Bern, North Carolina, United States
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a really neat shop in Downtown New Bern with lots of good stuff, souvenir's or personal purchases it's the real birth place of Pepsi Cola and you can sit at the counter and have a Pepsi. Some very unusual idea's in there as well.

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Carolina
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I lived in New Bern for three years and still visit there regularly, and have stopped off at this place numerous times (and still do on occasion). It's nice to be in the same place where Pepsi was invented (albeit knowing that the original drug store is no longer there), and this place is perfectly situated in the heart of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wilmington, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Cute little shop to visit while in the area. Lots of Pepsi and Mountain Dew souvenirs. They serve fountain drinks at the counter. You can learn about the history of Pepsi and see quite a few of the older Pepsi bottles and other products. The staff is friendly and helpful.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Havelock, North Carolina
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
45 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I will admit that I prefer the other cola, but it was fun to stop in here and see all the Pepsi stuff, enjoy a cold one and buy a few trinkets. The staff couldn't be more friendly. I agree with another reviewer that this place adds to the charm of New Bern. I will visit again when in town.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It was cool learning how Pepsi was invented, and visiting the exact spot. Bought some cool Pepsi glasses, and enjoyed a Pepsi. If you like/enjoy Pepsi, it is a must-do.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

My family and I have visited the Birthplace of Pepsi several times. It is our favorite place/attraction to take family and friends when they visit New Bern. Excellent location in downtown. We enjoy the variety of Pepsi products (soda and other items). Very interesting to learn the history of PepsiCo. We highly recommend visiting.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Birthplace of Pepsi also viewed

New Bern, North Carolina Coast
New Bern, North Carolina Coast
 
New Bern, North Carolina Coast
New Bern, North Carolina Coast
 

Been to Birthplace of Pepsi? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Birthplace of Pepsi staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?