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Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola

Address: 256 Middle Street, New Bern, NC 28560
Phone Number: 252-636-5898
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Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Shops, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This soda fountain and Pepsi gift shop is located at the same site where the first Pepsi drink was...
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Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Shops, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks
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.

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New Carrollton, Maryland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I decided to stop in here for a minute while walking around New Bern with family. It was a nice quiet place and the prices were reasonable. We bought some popcorn and a small Pepsi for my son and I got a bottle of the cola they sell there. I forgot what it was called. One side is an old... More 

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Siegburg, Germany
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

You've been to the huge, commercialized Coca Cola factory in Atlanta. Nothing against that. Here, in New bern, however, can you enjoy a hands-on experience. You needn't fear any queueing, exorbitant fees or such like. A modest little pharmacy that preserves the memory of the creator of Pepsi Cola's formula.

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Herndon, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This was our first stop in New Bern in August 2014 and we were welcomed by Phil who told us the history of this birthplace. We enjoyed a Pepsi float while browsing the memorabilia and purchased several items from the store. Last weekend when we came back to New Bern, this was our first stop!

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Fun place to go in this quaint town. They have an old fashioned soda fountain inside and lots of nostalgia!!

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Southwest Harbor, Maine
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105 reviews 105 reviews
30 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Thought we ought to go even though we are Coke fans. Same deal with Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium I would think. Wouldn't turn either down if it was in front of me. Well Pepsi was in front of us so we went. Actually it was pretty cool and there was a fair amount of info on how it came... More 

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Jacksonville
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Our kids really enjoyed walking into the soda-shop portion of this attraction, especially because we ordered them Pepsis while my husband and I spoke with the soda hop. The other side of the building is a Pepsi-everything store. There are some historic, museum-like pieces in there, but it's more a store than anything else. Do not expect an experience like... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Lots of Pepsi memorabilia and a working soda shop. Shop for gifts with Pepsi logo. Right on one of the main thoroughfares in a lovely town atmosphere.

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Ashville
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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 

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worcestershire
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42 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

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 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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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

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