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-Cola

Is this your business?
256 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-2142
+1 252-636-5898
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Interesting Historical place, lots of gift shop items

Walking around downtown New Bern, North Carolina. So much history related to the origins of the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
tgrier
,
Winona, Minnesota
Interesting story behind Pepsi

It is hard to miss this spot in the middle of New Bern. I was unaware that Pepsi started here until... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Stephen P
via mobile
Read all 864 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
This soda fountain and Pepsi gift shop is located at the same site where the first Pepsi drink was invented.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good30%
  • Average27%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“soda fountain” (79 reviews)
“mountain dew” (60 reviews)
“gift shop” (78 reviews)
Open Now
Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
256 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-2142
CONTACT
Website
+1 252-636-5898
Write a ReviewReviews (864)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"soda fountain"
in 79 reviews
"mountain dew"
in 60 reviews
"gift shop"
in 78 reviews
"original recipe"
in 17 reviews
"drug store"
in 26 reviews
"for sale"
in 39 reviews
"t shirts"
in 26 reviews
"caleb bradham"
in 20 reviews
"behind the counter"
in 11 reviews
"soda counter"
in 9 reviews
"fun stop"
in 11 reviews
"fun place"
in 20 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 12 reviews
"on display"
in 13 reviews
"in town"
in 20 reviews
"popcorn"
in 98 reviews
"souvenirs"
in 111 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 851 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Walking around downtown New Bern, North Carolina. So much history related to the origins of the United States. Then, this little shop caught our eye. The pharmacy in which "Brad's Drink" later known as Pepsi-Cola, was invented. Kind of neat. Not much here, really: a...More

Thank tgrier
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is hard to miss this spot in the middle of New Bern. I was unaware that Pepsi started here until I found myself standing in front of this curious corner store. After comprehending the popular significance then of course I had to go in...More

Thank Stephen P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a cool little stop. There wasn't much too it and not much history provided but it is a nice little souvenir stop.

Thank Chelsie726
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I learned that "Brad's Drink" only lasted about 30 years at the turn of the 20th century under Caleb Bradham, but it was the local Pepsi bottlers that saved the brand that we know today. This attraction would make you linger longer if they had...More

Thank 50StateVisitor
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super cute if you are a Pepsi or Mt Dew lover. Lots of memorabilia, tees, caps, sweatshirts, cups, etc. Love the old hillbilly for Mt Dew “It’ll tickle your innards!” Make sure to try the close to “original” recipe of Pepsi from the fountain. Delicious...More

Thank Anna H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clever and cute. A bit of pop culture that has distinguished the town. A must if you like Pepsi products.

Thank Steve K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting Coca Cola world in Atlanta this is a serious step down. Not much here but buying Pepsi shirts and merch. But it was free!

Thank lotsoluff
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice, interesting place. Friendly staff. Need to offer more sitting areas and provide all Pepsi products.

Thank Larry C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the Main Street in New Bern is a Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola where the visit is very attractive and very interesting! Many gifts for buy with Pepsi brand and a bar for drink the Pepsi and popcorn! Nice!

Thank 719cromero
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at the birthplace of Pepsi. The coke floats were awesome and they had some cool Pepsi items for sale.

Thank WILSONSMJJSBC
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 10 hotels in New Bern
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Bern Riverfront
1,312 reviews
.23 miles away
Courtyard New Bern
350 reviews
.28 miles away
Bridgepointe Hotel and Marina
586 reviews
.55 miles away
Palace Motel
5 reviews
1.46 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Bay Leaf
581 reviews
.03 miles away
Morgan's Tavern & Grill
1,535 reviews
.07 miles away
The Chelsea
852 reviews
.10 miles away
Bakers Kitchen
933 reviews
.06 miles away
Nearby Attractions
New Bern Fireman's Museum
118 reviews
.14 miles away
Carolina Creations Fine Art & Contemporary Gallery
112 reviews
.03 miles away
Bear City Fudge Company
60 reviews
.04 miles away
New Bern Farmers Market
51 reviews
.17 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
susieb2o
April 6, 2015|
AnswerShow all 14 answers
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.
0
Votes