As one of the most beloved small-town settings in television history, Stars Hollow has captured the hearts and imaginations of fans all around the world. Many have wondered where this idyllic town was actually filmed. Was it a real location or just a soundstage? Here’s everything you need to know about filming locations for Stars Hollow.

Stars Hollow is a fictional town that serves as the central location in Gilmore Girls, which originally aired on The WB from 2000-2007. Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, this quirky show follows single mom Lorelai and her daughter Rory as they navigate life in a charming New England town filled with colorful characters.

The exterior shots for Stars Hollow were largely filmed on location throughout Connecticut – specifically Kent and Washington Depot. Some interior scenes were also shot nearby at local businesses and private residences.

Kent was used extensively for filming both exteriors and interiors throughout the series’ run. More than 90% of its filming took place there, according to an NBC News report from 2016 when it was announced that Netflix would be reviving Gilmore Girls: A Year in The Life (the revival aired later that year). In fact, Kent played such an important role in bringing Stars Hollow to life that many residents often refer to their hometown as “Stars Hollow,” even creating an annual event called “Gilmore Girls Fan Fest” in recognition of the show’s impact on their community.

The Independence Inn – where Lorelei once worked before becoming manager — was also located here; however, it now operates under another name — something Bob Tracy who owns Kent Coffee & Chocolate Co., told NBC News he thinks will change soon: “It has been nice driving by… but I’m ready for them (producers) do something else with it.”

Washington Depot served as another filming location for both exteriors and interiors but less frequently than Kent did – producers only returned there on occasion to expand the series’ canvas or capture some distinctive locations. The town’s train station was used extensively for exterior shots of the nearby Stars Hollow station, and Fans of the show will also recognize Marty’s market (from seasons five and six) which was filmed at what is now New Morning Market in Woodbury.

Some diehard fans have even tracked down specific buildings that were included in the show, from the house where Sookie had her bridal shower to Luke’s Diner, so its authenticity would be respected throughout seven seasons + four new episodes through which it ran on television before streaming. While a few old-fashioned diners across America might share similarities with Luke Danes establishment – there are some restaurants out there which serve his signature burgers today– but sadly they aren’t located within small towns like his. To get an authentic Stars Hollow experience though, true fans will just need to visit Kent if they want to witness first-hand all its charm has to offer.

Overall “Star’s Hollow” might not exist as a real location we can visit anytime soon unless we’re heading over to Connecticut or visiting Television City where parts of Season 7 and A Year In The Life revival were shot; however, Sherman-Palladino did such a good job bringing it alive on screen that one can almost feel as if they’ve actually been transported into this charming fictional world themselves every time they stream Gilmore Girls or catch reruns on cable TV channel!
As one of the most beloved small-town settings in television history, Stars Hollow has captured the hearts and imaginations of fans all around the world. Many have wondered where this idyllic town was actually filmed. Was it a real location or just a soundstage? Here’s everything you need to know about filming locations for Stars Hollow.

Stars Hollow is a fictional town that serves as the central location in Gilmore Girls, which originally aired on The WB from 2000-2007. Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, this quirky show follows single mom Lorelai and her daughter Rory as they navigate life in a charming New England town filled with colorful characters.

The exterior shots for Stars Hollow were largely filmed on location throughout Connecticut – specifically Kent and Washington Depot. Some interior scenes were also shot nearby at local businesses and private residences.

Kent was used extensively for filming both exteriors and interiors throughout the series’ run. More than 90% of its filming took place there, according to an NBC News report from 2016 when it was announced that Netflix would be reviving Gilmore Girls: A Year in The Life (the revival aired later that year). In fact, Kent played such an important role in bringing Stars Hollow to life that many residents often refer to their hometown as “Stars Hollow,” even creating an annual event called “Gilmore Girls Fan Fest” in recognition of the show’s impact on their community.

The Independence Inn – where Lorelei once worked before becoming manager — was also located here; however, it now operates under another name — something Bob Tracy who owns Kent Coffee & Chocolate Co., told NBC News he thinks will change soon: “It has been nice driving by… but I’m ready for them (producers) do something else with it.”

Washington Depot served as another filming location for both exteriors and interiors but less frequently than Kent did – producers only returned there on occasion to expand the series’ canvas or capture some distinctive locations. The town’s train station was used extensively for exterior shots of the nearby Stars Hollow station, and Fans of the show will also recognize Marty’s market (from seasons five and six) which was filmed at what is now New Morning Market in Woodbury.

Some diehard fans have even tracked down specific buildings that were included in the show, from the house where Sookie had her bridal shower to Luke’s Diner, so its authenticity would be respected throughout seven seasons + four new episodes through which it ran on television before streaming. While a few old-fashioned diners across America might share similarities with Luke Danes establishment – there are some restaurants out there which serve his signature burgers today– but sadly they aren’t located within small towns like his. To get an authentic Stars Hollow experience though, true fans will just need to visit Kent if they want to witness first-hand all its charm has to offer.

Overall “Star’s Hollow” might not exist as a real location we can visit anytime soon unless we’re heading over to Connecticut or visiting Television City where parts of Season 7 and A Year In The Life revival were shot; however, Sherman-Palladino did such a good job bringing it alive on screen that one can almost feel as if they’ve actually been transported into this charming fictional world themselves every time they stream Gilmore Girls or catch reruns on cable TV channel!