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"
c. 30 million BCE The Flying saucer crashes into Earth, forming the valley of Gravity Falls. Gravity Falls: Journal 3
c. AD 1000 Gravity Falls' native population evacuates the valley under fear of the land being cursed, leaving pottery, blankets, and remnants of their language behind. Gravity Falls: Journal 3
1837 Quentin Trembley wins the 9th Presidential Election in the United States of America in a literal landslide.

"Irrational Treasure"

June 18, 1842[1] 8½th United States President Quentin Trembley discovers the valley of Gravity Falls and subsequently founds the town. "Irrational Treasure"
1850 Gravity Falls experiences a lesser-known "Flannel Rush" following the Gold Rush. Gravity Falls: Journal 3
1851 Miners in the valley claim sightings of "prehistoric beasts", causing the mines to grow abandoned. Gravity Falls: Journal 3
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", "Northwest Mansion Mystery"
1863 Construction of Northwest Manor is completed, and the townsfolk and lumberjack involved in it's construction are denied entry to the first Northwest Fest. The head lumberjack, Archibald Corduroy, is subsequently killed in the Great Flood moments before cursing the Northwest Family. Gravity Falls: Journal 3
1883 The conductor of a train passing through the valley is distracted by a "flash of light", leading to the Great Train Crash of '83. Gravity Falls: Journal 3
c. 1909 Eustace Huckabone Befufftlefumpter is born. "Northwest Mansion Mystery"
1920 Gravity Falls' current mayor places a prohibition on maple syrup, leading to the creation of Pancake Speakeasies by town residents. Gravity Falls: Journal 3
1937 Amelia Earhart allegedly escapes into the Gravity Falls forests following the crashing of her plane into the surrounding mountains. Gravity Falls: Journal 3
Late 1940s - early 1950s 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. "Dreamscaperers"
Early 1960s Stan and Ford start rebuilding 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"
Early 1970s The Pines family disowns Stanley after his accidental destruction of 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 seen 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.
"A Tale of Two Stans", "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", "A Tale of Two Stans"
1981 Ford finds the cave drawings that depict Bill Cipher and summons him, hoping he will give him the answers to the mysteries of Gravity Falls. Ford and Bill become partners and start work together. Bill suggests Ford build a universe portal.

Fiddleford McGucket ditches his production of a personal computer and works as a research assistant to Ford in the construction of the portal.

"The Last Mabelcorn", "Society of the Blind Eye", "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 Ford and McGucket test the portal. Due to an accident, Fiddleford gets sucked into it and reveals there is a nightmare realm on the other side, but Ford rescues him.

Fiddleford McGucket leaves the Ford's project and founds the Blind Eye Society. His mind begins to deteriorate due to repeated use of his memory erasing gun.

Ford sends Stan a postcard requesting his help.
After a fight with his brother, Ford is sucked into an alternate dimension.
Stan Pines starts running the Mystery Shack.

The Government takes notice of some odd readings in Gravity Falls, Oregon.

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

July 13, 1990 Jesus "Soos" Alzamirano Ramirez is born. "Blendin's Game"
1990–95 Jeffy Fresh, Byrone, and Rosie are living in Gravity Falls.

"The Inconveniencing," "Summerween"

May 2, 1995 Ma and Pa Duskerton die, assuming 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"
1998–99 Marius von Fundshauser is born. "Northwest Mansion Mystery"
August 31, 1999[4][5] Twins Mabel and Dipper Pines are born. "The Inconveniencing," "Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future"
June – July 2002 Gideon Gleeful is born. "Blendin's Game"
July 13, 2002 Soos turns twelve, and 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," "Blendin's Game"
October 10th, 2006 Dipper and Mabel are in 2nd grade. There is photo day at their school. "Weirdmageddon 2: Escape From Reality"
February 14th, 2009 Dipper and Mabel are in fourth grade. Dipper doesn't get any Valentines and gets teased. However, Mabel gives him some of her Valentines. "Weirdmageddon 2: Escape From Reality"
≈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," "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 4–21, 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—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 16–20, 2012 The events of "Soos and the Real Girl" through "The Love God" occur. Episode guide
July 21, 2012 The events of "Northwest Mansion Mystery" take place. "Northwest Mansion Mystery"
July 21—August 23, 2012 The events of "Not What He Seems" through "Roadside Attraction" occur. Episode guide
August 24, 2012 The events of "Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future" take place. "Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future"
August 24 – 29, 2012 Weirdmageddon descends on Gravity Falls. "Weirdmageddon Part 1"
"Weirdmageddon 2: Escape From Reality"
"Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls"
August 29, 2012 Bill Cipher is erased from the mental realm, terminating Weirdmageddon. "Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls"
August 31, 2012 One day after the events of Weirdmageddon, Dipper and Mabel celebrate their 13th birthday with all of the townsfolk in the Mystery Shack, Stan Pines retires and gives ownership of the Mystery Shack to Soos. "Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls"
September 1, 2012 Dipper and Mabel leave Gravity Falls to Piedmont, California. "Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls"
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," "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 reelection and became the ninth President of the United States.
  • 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.
    • However, in the cipher from "Weirdmageddon Part 1," it says that Time Baby's particles will take 1000 years to reform, and because the show takes place in 2012 it would mean that in 1000 years his molecules will come back together, and that matches the date that the Mailbox gave.
  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 (January 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.”

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