NBC’s “The Office” put Scranton on the map. Now super fans of the long-running comedy can visit real life locations from “The Office on a self-guided walking tour. Stay at Hotel Anthracite and take the 15-mile drive to the Electric City to see the sites made famous on “The Office.” Remember to get our free Northeastern Pennsylvania Destination Guide to make getting around the area a breeze.
No Party Like It
The Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau created the tour to visit real life locations from “The Office.” You can download the map and park your car and travel by foot to see 19 points of interest in downtown Scranton. Pennsylvania Paper and Supply Company stood in for Dunder Mifflin during the opening credits of every episode. The building, and its iconic tower, are a must-see on the tour. Poor Richard’s Pub was a popular hangout for Jim, Pam and the whole office crew. Check out the real-life location on Beech Street. Fans know pizza from Alfredo’s was the preferred lunch at Dunder Mifflin. Stop in Alfredo’s Pizza Café on Washington Ave and order a slice. Cooper’s Seafood House was mentioned many times during the show’s seven-year run. Exterior shots of the Scranton landmark were featured in “The Office,” but be sure to go inside. The gift shop offers a large selection of merchandise from “The Office” plus lots of pop culture memorabilia.
Picture Yourself Here
Photo ops abound when you visit real life locations from “The Office.” The Scranton Welcomes You Sign featured during the opening credits was moved to The Marketplace at Steamtown (Steamtown Mall on the show). Visit the second floor of the shopping mall to get a photo in front of the famous sign. Although not depicted on TV, the giant Dwight Schrute mural is a must-see for any fan. Located on the side of On & On, an antique store, the site is a popular destination for visitors to snap a pic with the often put-upon character. A life-sized Dundie Award sits in the lobby at Scranton City Hall. Peacock, the streaming service and exclusive home of “The Office,” gifted the award to the city in 2021 citing it as “Best Hometown of The Office.”
See the Sites
You can also visit real life locations from “The Office” outside of downtown Scranton. The Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour, Anthracite Heritage Museum and Houdini Museum are actual attractions you can tour in Lackawanna County. Lake Scranton was the location of the infamous “Beach Games” in a season three episode. There’s not a beach, but you can park your car and take the scenic 3.5-mile walking trail around the lake. Fans will also remember the Booze Cruise episode, which takes place at Lake Wallenpaupack. Located in Wayne and Pike Counties, the lake is a popular spot for vacations and day trips. Hotel Anthracite’s sister property, Silver Birches, is located along the 52-mile shoreline. You can make reservations to stay overnight or enjoy lunch or dinner at the resort’s restaurant, The Dock on Wallenpaupack overlooking the water.
Stay Tuned for More
Our own hometown, Carbondale, popped up a few times in episodes of “The Office.” Although not depicted, it’s mentioned on several occasions. When staying over at Hotel Anthracite, plan on checking out Northeast PA’s place in TV history. You may not see Michael, Pam or Jim, but you can walk in the places that inspired a pop-culture classic. Check availability and book your stay to visit real life locations from “The Office.”