Stan holding up a 2012 calendar.

This is a timeline of events in Gravity Falls. The series takes place in the summer of 2012.


Date Event Episode
c. 65 million BCE Dipper and Mabel travel back in time and are nearly eaten by a dinosaur. "The Time Traveler's Pig"
1837 Quentin Trembley wins the 9th Presidential Election in the United States of America in a literal landslide. "Irrational Treasure"
June 1842[1] 8½th United States President Quentin Trembley founds Gravity Falls in an uncharted valley of the Pacific Northwest. "Irrational Treasure"
1862 Mabel and Dipper travel back in time by 150 years. Fertilia and her family travel on the Oregon Trail.
Nathaniel Northwest is deemed the founder of Gravity Falls, and tricks the townspeople into building the Northwest Manor on the false promise of allowing them into their annual party.
"The Time Traveler's Pig" and "Northwest Mansion Mystery"
1883 Train car that holds Greasy's Diner was made. "Society of the Blind Eye"
c. 1910 Eustace Huckabone Befufftlefumpter is born. "Northwest Mansion Mystery"
July 21, 1912 The first Northwest Fest takes place, but Nathaniel Northwest breaks his promise made 50 years ago and locks the townfolk out. The lead lumberjack is killed in the ensuing mudslides and curses the Northwest family in his final breath. "Northwest Mansion Mystery"
c. 1953 Identical twin brothers Stanley and Stanford Pines are born in Glass Shard Beach, New Jersey. "A Tale of Two Stans"
Late 1950s – early 1960s

Filbrick Pines enrolls his sons in boxing lessons to teach them self-defense against bullies.

1960s Stan and Ford start re-building an old ship they found in a cave. "A Tale of Two Stans"
Late 1960s – early 1970s Stan's boxing skills help him save Carla McCorkle from a robbery. Their relationship takes off. "Dreamscaperers"
1970s Carla leaves Stan for Thistle Downe. "Boyz Crazy"
1972 The Pines family disowns Stanley after his sabotage Stanford's science project costs them potential millions.
After being rejected from West Coast Tech, Ford enrolls in Backupsmore University.
"A Tale of Two Stans"
1972 – 1982 Stan Pines, now a drifter, tries his hand at solo treasure hunting. It goes about as well as could be expected.
Dipper and Mabel time travel, ending up in front of the Mystery Shack and almost getting caught by Ford.
Stan travels in and out of the United States in this time as a salesman and moderately successful conman. Among his lineup are the "Shammy", the "Rip-Off", and the "Stan-Vac". He also goes to prison. At least 3 times.
Eventually, while he's hiding in a run-down motel, he receives a postcard from Ford.
"A Tale of Two Stans" and "The Time Traveler's Pig"
c. 1973 Ford is accepted into a doctoral program three years ahead of schedule. He receives a research grant of $100 thousand, for use in the field of his choice. "A Tale of Two Stans"
1975 Ford begins to research Gravity Falls and documents his findings in Journal #1. Tourist Trapped
1981 Fiddleford McGucket works as a research assistant to Ford in the construction of the Universe portal. "Society of the Blind Eye" and "A Tale of Two Stans"
June 18, 1981 Ford begins to write Journal #3, six years since beginning of his research on Gravity Falls. "Tourist Trapped"
1982 The Government takes notice of some odd readings in Gravity Falls, Oregon. These reappear in 2012, when the portal is being opened.
Fiddleford McGucket founds the Blind Eye Society. His mind begins to deteriorate due to repeated use of his memory erasing gun.
Ford is sucked into an alternate dimension.
Stan Pines starts running the Mystery Shack.

"Scary-oke", "Society of the Blind Eye", and "A Tale of Two Stans".

1982 – 1983 Fiddleford McGucket's mind deteriorates from persistent use of the Memory erasing gun. "Society of the Blind Eye"
July 13, 1990 Jesus "Soos" Alzamirano Ramerez is born. "Blendin's Game"
1990-1995 Jeffy Fresh, Byrone, and Rosie are living in Gravity Falls. "The Inconveniencing" and "Summerween"
May 2, 1995 Ma and Pa Duskerton die, if the newspapers weren't replaced after their death. "The Inconveniencing"
August 1996 - May 1997 Wendy Corduroy is born.[2][3] "Double Dipper"
1997 There is a costume store in the area the Mystery Shack is located, possibly part of the Mystery Shack itself. "The Time Traveler's Pig"
1998-1999 Marius von Fundshauser is born. "Northwest Mansion Mystery"
August 31, 1999[4][5] Twins Mabel and Dipper Pines are born. "The Inconveniencing"
June - July 2002 Gideon Gleeful is born. "Blendin's Game"
July 13, 2002 Soos' twelfth birthday, and he comes to the realization that his father is not coming back to see him. Soos begins to work at the Mystery Shack. "Blendin's Game"
2002 The wax figures are put into storage. "Headhunters" and "Blendin's Game"
≈2011 Soos predicts Duck-tective to have a secret twin brother. "Dungeons, Dungeons, and More Dungeons"
May 2012 The events of "Tourist Trapped" and "The Legend of the Gobblewonker" take place. "Tourist Trapped" and "The Legend of the Gobblewonker"
June 1 - 3, 2012 The events of "Headhunters" take place. The decapitation of Wax Stan took place on a Saturday night during a Waxing Gibbous Moon (June 2) as depicted in the episode. "Headhunters"
June 4, 2012 - June 21, 2012 The events of "The Hand That Rocks the Mabel" through "Little Dipper" occur, including the celebration of Pioneer Day. Episode guide
June 16, 2012 Opening day of Pony Heist. The Pines and Soos go to the movies. "Mabel's Scrapbook: Heist Movie"
June 20, 2012 Dipper takes a closeup photo of Stan's partial tattoo. "Stan's Tattoo"
June 22, 2012 Gravity Falls celebrates Summerween, and the events of "Summerween" occur. "Summerween"
June 23 - July 10, 2012 The events of "Boss Mabel" through "The Golf War" take place. Episode guide
June 23, 2012 Dipper takes a photo of Stan's back and partial tattoo. Stan noticed. "Stan's Tattoo"
June 25, 2012 Dipper takes a photo of Stan's back and partial tattoo. "Stan's Tattoo"
July 3, 2012 The due date for TK618 to be returned to the Gravity Falls Library "Stan's Tattoo"
July 11-July 15, 2012 Mabel prepares for her opera to impress Gabe Bensen. "Sock Opera"
July 13, 2012 Soos' 22nd birthday. The twins arrange a surprise party and are pulled from their time by the Time Paradox Avoidance Enforcement Squadron and Blendin Blandin. "Blendin's Game"
July 16 - ???, 2012 The events of "Soos and the Real Girl" through "The Love God" occur. Episode guide
July 21 - ??? The events of "Northwest Mansion Mystery" through "The Stanchurian Candidate" occur. Episode guide
3012 The predicted end of the world. "Mailbox"
207̃012 The year Blendin Blandin is from.
Blendin is sent to Infinetentiary, then escapes. He invokes Globnar against the Pines twins.
"The Time Traveler's Pig" and "Blendin's Game"


  • The film about Quentin Trembley states he was elected in 1837 as the 8½th President of the United States, but there were elections in 1836, that in it Martin Van Buren was elected eighth President, and in 1840, Trembley's alleged replacement William Henry Harrison (who had lost in 1836) defeated Van Buren's bid for re-election and became the ninth President of the United States.
  • According to Alex Hirsch on a Reddit AMA, the whole series takes place over the course of one summer.[6]
  • Blendin Blandin comes from the year 207̃012. However, this contradicts the idea that the end of the world will occur in 3012 (according to the Mailbox). This discrepancy might be explained by the fact that the animated shorts (in which the Mailbox is depicted) may not be canonical, or that the time baby has rebuilt the world since 3012.
  1. Dipper's and Mabel's Guide to Mystery and Nonstop Fun! by Disney Book Group. October 7, 2014. Published by Disney Press. Page(s) Map of Gravity Falls. ISBN: 978-1484710807.
  2. Hirsch, Alex (July 30, 2012). Tweet Number 230012792621637632. Retrieved on October 29, 2014. “@PatrickFavo Wendy is 15 but she's got lumberjack genes and is tall for her age. And yeah...she's based on someone”
  3. "Double Dipper." Tim McKeon, Michael Rianda, Alex Hirsch (writers) & Joe Pitt, Aaron Springer (directors). Gravity Falls. Disney Channel. August 10, 2012. No. 7, season 1
  4. Hirsch, Alex (Kanuary 31, 2015). Tweet Number 561645976901804034. “@ulvejohanne Dipper & Mabels birthday is on the last day of summer”
  5. Erik Adams; Hirsch, Alex (July 31, 2014). Gravity Falls’ Alex Hirsch previews the show’s new season by recapping its first (Interview). “The kids are 12, going on 13, and 13 is when you're technically a teen. Their birthday coincides with the end of the summer—I don't think that's been mentioned in the series yet—but this is the last summer of childhood.”
  6. Hirsch, Alex (August 16, 2013). I am Alex Hirsch, creator of Gravity Falls. Ask me anything!.

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