Last updated on May 8th, 2014 at 08:02 pm

No compensation was given for this post. I attended a press event which facilitated this post. Hotel accommodations and airfare were provided.

General Hospital is the longest-running American soap  in production and celebrated its golden anniversary on April 1, 2013. As a special treat back in March, the press group I was with got the unique opportunity to visit the set of General Hospital. Casually strolling the set and taking photos was a major highlight from my time in Los Angeles back in March.

Visiting the set of General Hospital and meeting some of the stars was an experience I won’t soon forget. Just driving through the gates at The Prospect Studios in Hollywood gave me chills.

I’m almost 100% sure that either you, or someone close to you watches, or has known someone who watches General Hospital. For me, that person is my grandmother. I was a bit overwhelmed that I was visiting a set of a show that my grandmother use to enjoy watching. My grandmother loves her soaps, and when she’d come to visit us I would watch them with her.

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TYLER CHRISTOPHER, ROGER HOWARTH, FRANK VALENTINI (EXEC. PRODUCER), KELLY MONACO, JASON THOMPSON, SEAN BLAKEMORE
Photo credit: ABC/ Ida Mae Astute

Frank Valentini, the show’s executive producer was there to greet us on set. He’s in the back middle of the above photo. Frank is surrounded by some of the show’s most recognizable stars. (Clockwise from bottom left): Tyler Christopher, Roger Howarth, Jason Thompson, Sean Blakemore and Kelly Monaco (seated). Any of their faces look familiar to you?

Nurses Ball logo photo

Be sure you tune in during the week of May 8th for the Nurses Ball episodes. Port Charles will once again hold the iconic Nurses Ball gala, a fundraiser for HIV and AIDS awareness and research. As the Nurses Ball 2014 begins, several popular Port Charles residents will be noticeably absent from the Red Carpet and stuck at home watching the festivities on TV. Old and new loves will percolate while other find themselves in awkward situations. Amidst all the romantic drama, the never-dull Nurses Ball audience will be entertained with fun performances and sexy surprises.

Young Brooklyn Rae Silzer as "Emma Drake" dances with Ian Buchanan as "Duke Lavery," and young Michael Leone as "Cameron Spencer" dances with Finola Hughes as "Anna Devane."
Young Brooklyn Rae Silzer as “Emma Drake” dances with Ian Buchanan as “Duke Lavery,” and young Michael Leone as “Cameron Spencer” dances with Finola Hughes as “Anna Devane.” Photo Credit: Rick Rowell/ABC
Some of the ladies of Port Charles in silhouette before the curtain goes up on another exciting performance at the Nurses Ball 2014.
Some of the ladies of Port Charles in silhouette before the curtain goes up on another exciting performance at the Nurses Ball 2014. Photo Credit: Rick Rowell/ABC
Left to right: Marc Anthony Samuel as "Felix Dubois," Sonya Eddy as "Epiphany Johnson," David Vaughn (extra) and Rebecca Herbst as "Elizabeth Webber" perform at the Nurses Ball 2014.
Left to right: Marc Anthony Samuel as “Felix Dubois,” Sonya Eddy as “Epiphany Johnson,” David Vaughn (extra) and Rebecca Herbst as “Elizabeth Webber” perform at the Nurses Ball 2014. Photo Credit: Rick Rowell/ABC

Set Visit

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One of the stars from General Hospital was nice enough to take a group photo with us. William deVry (Julian Jerome) was on set rehearsing, and get this, they were filming that day too. Anna Devane played by Finola Hughes even dropped in to say hi.

I had a great time playing on set of General Hospital. The cast and crew were all so inviting and a pleasure to spend the afternoon with. Thanks for having us.

Our Group with William deVry (Julian Jerome) on set of General Hospital – photo credit MomStart.com & Disney

Make sure you tune in for The Nurses Ball episodes which are May 8 through May 13. General Hospital airs Monday through Friday (2:00-3:00 p.m., ET) on The ABC Television Network.

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Hey there, I’m Tiffany! I’m a work-at-home mom of two rambunctious children (Jasmine, 9 + Sean II, 5) and recently widowed at just 35 years old. I've remarried and currently live right outside of Baton Rouge in Denham Springs, Louisiana with two adoring cats and a dog. Let's connect on Twitter @fabulousmomblog.

11 Comments

  1. How cool! I remember my mom watching General Hospital when I was a kid.I didn’t realize it was the longest running soap opera either!

  2. prettyopinionated Reply

    This is so cool! I used to watch GH for a long time. I haven’t seen it in a few years, but every now and then I catch bits and pieces. Glad to see a few of my favorites are still on!

  3. Wow back when I was in elementary school -I remember my friends flipping out over Luke and Laura’s wedding–never have been a fan myself–but it must have been way cool to visit the set!

  4. I never watched this soap opera but I do know about Luke and Laura. I think everyone does! How cool to be on the set and BTW, I think I think you need to be in scrubs, not answering telephones. 😉

  5. While I’ve never watched the show I do know a great group of ladies at my old job who watched it religiously at work during their lunch break. They all made sure they were off at the same time for lunch every day so they wouldn’t miss out! What a fun experience.

  6. It was such a great experience visiting the set of General Hospital. So interesting to see how they do everything and move from set to set.

  7. charlotte rose Reply

    I remember visiting the set years ago,when leslie charleson was there and it was so much fun John ingels was alsoo there He was a great man

  8. Jackie Sura Reply

    How awesome. I have been watching General Hospital about 35 years and now my daughter is addicted to it as well. We watch it together every evening. I am taking her to Hollywood for spring break on Mar 26, 2016 and this is the only thing she really wants to do. Do you know how you can get a tour or are you able to visit? I have not been able to find anything on it. Any help would be appreciated.

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