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Visiting the Gilmore Girls Location: Where Was Gilmore Girls Filmed? Where Is Stars Hollow?

If you're a Gilmore Girls fan, you might have always wondered where is Stars Hollow? Where was Gilmore Girls filmed? Can you visit the set or go on a Stars Hollow tour? I answer all of these questions & more. Scroll down to find your question & the answer to it!

"Oy with the poodles already!" - Lorelai Gilmore

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Visiting the Gilmore Girls Location: Where Was Gilmore Girls Filmed? Where Is Stars Hollow? Lunch at Lorelai's
I ate lunch & explored the Gilmore Girls filming location in Burbank, CA.

About Carmen

I've been watching them are Gilmore Girls over half of my life at this point. I remember being a tween pipsqueak when it first came out & I aged with Rory. In fact, I was partly inspired to study journalism because of Rory's career choice. The show ended in 2017, just as I finished up sending my college applications. I remember siding with Rory & my mom always sided with Emily, thinking Lorelai was too rash. As I age, I realize they all have their flaws, just like every human being on earth. Learn more about me here.


"In omnia paratus!"

Visiting the Gilmore Girls Location: Where Was Gilmore Girls Filmed? Where Is Stars Hollow? Stars Hollow sign
The Stars Hollow sign.

Where Is Stars Hollow?

Stars Hollow is a fictional town; it's supposed to be located in Connecticut in the United States. Unfortunately, there is not a real Stars Hollow that you can visit. Although you can't walk around to watch the ballet dancers practicing at Miss Pattie's & you certainly can't stop by for coffee at Luke's Coffee Shop, you can see where the magic happened by exploring the Gilmore Girls filming location. If your first question is where is Stars Hollow? then the next question would be where was Gilmore Girls filmed? On a backlot in Burbank, California! Book your tickets for the Warner Bros. Studio Hollywood Tour.

"People are particularly stupid today. I can't talk to any more of them." - Michel

Lunch at Lorelai's Gilmore Girls filming location jeep
Lorelai Gilmore's Jeep & mailbox in Stars Hollow.

Where Was Gilmore Girls Filmed?

The Gilmore Girls filming location is based in Burbank, California at the Warner Brothers Studios. Many popular films & TV shows are filmed here including Friends, Pretty Little Liars, Blade Runner,  & even the famous kiss between Spider-Man & Mary Jane. Yup, it was all filmed at the WB Studios. That means Rory & Lorelai all our favorite Gilmore Girls characters walked around the set too. Buy a ticket for the Warner Bros. Studio Hollywood Tour.

"What she tackles, she conquers." - Richard Gilmore

The iconic gazebo in Stars Hollow Where Was Gilmore Girls Filmed? Where Is Stars Hollow?
Gilmore Girls location: The iconic gazebo in Stars Hollow.

Where was Gilmore Girls filmed? The pilot episode of Gilmore Girls was filmed in Unionville, Ontario but everything else was filmed at the Warner Brothers Studios, including Gilmore Gils: A Year in the Life.

"The person I most wanted to be was her." - Rory Gilmore

I smell snow Lorelai Gilmore quote Stars Hollow filming location
I smell snow sign at Lorelai Gilmore's house.

Everything was filmed here, from the Dragonfly Inn to Lorelai & Rory Gilmore's cozy home to Sookie St. James and Jackson Belleville's house & everything in between. Even Luke's diner! Now when you visit the Warner Bros Studio Your everything is reused, so you might have seen Luke's diner in a different movie or show. They completely alter the set each time with paint, props, & other cool tricks of the trade.  It was so fun to explore the Gilmore Girls filming location! Click here learn more about the Warner Bros. Studio Hollywood Tour.

"I don't like Mondays, but unfortunately they come around eventually." - Lorelai Gilmore


A Gilmore Girls Christmas: Holiday Lunch at Lorelai's

I visited during the Gilmore Girls Christmas & winter festivities. In 2018/2019, the event was called "Lunch at Lorelai's." In 2019/2020, they're calling it "Holiday Lunch at Lorelai's." They had a whole set up at Lorelai's house where you could enjoy your meal outside. I noshed on a veggie burger while sitting outside of Lorelai Gilmore's house. They also sold Poptarts & coffee. They had Gilmore Girls merchandise which I was very excited to look at but was disappointed that most items were gone & there was hardly anything in my size. Lots of smalls though!

"Buttfaced miscreant." - Rory Gilmore


Visiting the Gilmore Girls Location: Where Was Gilmore Girls Filmed? Where Is Stars Hollow? Lunch at Lorelai Burbank  Warner Bros Hollywood Tour
Exploring the Stars Hollow set at Warner Bros Hollywood Tour.

I ate lunch at Stars Hollow. I stepped inside the iconic Gilmore Girls gazebo. I saw Lorelai's beige Jeep & saw Rory's college admissions letters in the Gilmore mailbox. I took a photo in front of the Stars Hollow sign. It's an experience I won't forget.

This particular Gilmore Girls Christmas moment isn't always available; it's a seasonal offering & I just had to buy a ticket when I heard about the Lunch at Lorelai's house festivities. If you're a Gilmore Girls fan, then you have to experience this at least once. It's worth the money to have the memories, to have the photos, & to see some behind-the-scenes of a television series that I spent so much time watching over the years. Book your tickets for Warner Bros. Studio Hollywood Tour & make sure to tell your guide you're a Gilmore Girls fan!

While there isn't a specific stars Hollow tour, you can always tell your guide that you're a Gilmore Girls fan & they will tailor the tour toward what people like. They'll share filming behind-the-scenes, show you Gilmore Girls filming locations.  If you're a Friends fan, you can also visit Central Perk.

 Warner Bros Hollywood Tour Lorelai Gilmore and Rory's house in Stars Hollow
Lorelai Gilmore and Rory's house in Stars Hollow.

More Information on Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood

Warner Brothers Studio Tours are offered in English, Spanish, French, Mandarin. ASL interpreted tours also available upon advance request. Click here to buy a ticket for Warner Bros. Studio Hollywood Tour.

If you want to delve deeper into the Gilmore Girls world, read Lauren Graham's book Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between).

 Warner Bros Hollywood Tour Lorelai Gilmore and Rory's house in Stars Hollow
Where was Gilmore Girls filmed? In Burbank, California at Warner Bros. Studios.

Comment your favorite Gilmore Girls quote. I'd love to hear it! Have you visited the Warner Bros. studio?

12 comments

  1. I never really got into the show, though have seen some episodes here and there.

    Pretty cool though if you're a fan.

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  2. I LOVE THIS POST! Mainly because I'm a huge Gilmore Girls fan but also because I rarely see such in-depth posts like this! Now I want to do this for my birthday next year. Thanks for sharing, this post made my day!

    x,
    S | Je M'appelle Chanel

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  3. I'm obsessed with Gilmore Girls and had no idea you could do this. I'm in the UK so popping to the studios isn't exactly easy but I would love to visit at some point. This sounds like an absolute dream x

    Sophie
    Glow Steady

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  4. It is so cool that you got to visit the Gilmore Girls spot! You get to feel like you're part of the environment. It is so cool that it is really close by to where I live! Glad you enjoyed your time out there! Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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  5. I love it. Happy New Year.
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  6. Beautiful photos, sounds like an amazing place to visit and seems like you had so much fun! :)

    Happy New Year!
    XO, Melissa

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  7. OMG this is no joke: I'm actually watching GG right now as I stumbled upon your post! I absolutely love the show and so cool you get to visit it! Now I want to go too!

    Xoxo Layla | www.laylarosita.com

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  8. This is beyond neat!!

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  9. That looks like such a fun place for a fan to visit! It's great you got to enjoy it :)

    Hope that you had a great weekend :) I just posted my weekday wear linkup, I'd love you to join! :)

    Away From Blue

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  10. Aww memories...
    I used to love that show

    xx Angelica
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  11. Ah so cool! I watched this show when I was in college. I loved it. I knew that Stars Hollow was not real but it was based on an actual town but I forgot the name. But wow Burbank California who knew!

    Ah love this look! You look great :)

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