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Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola

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In honor of the soda's 100th anniversary, the local bottling company opened the Birthplace in the same corner store where teacher-turned-pharmacist Caleb Bradham brewed his first batch of "Brad's Drink." He later renamed it Pepsi-Cola, began marketing the syrup to other soda fountains, and a conglomerate was born. This old-fashioned pharmacy shop feels like a museum, with its reproduction of Bradham's fountain and exhibits of memorabilia and gift items. Enjoy a Pepsi float while roaming the new addition next door, full of Pepsi history and souvenirs ranging from T-shirts to thimbles.

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  • Address: 256 Middle St., New Bern, NC, 28560 | Map It
  • Phone: 252/636–5898
  • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 10–6.
  • Website:
  • Location: New Bern
Updated: 10-09-2012

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