Port Charles, New York is the fictional setting of the ABC soap opera General Hospital and its two spin-offs, General Hospital: Night Shift and Port Charles. Its suburb, Queens Point, was the setting for GH's original spin-off, The Young Marrieds. Other distinctive locations in and around the city are the Catacombs, Asian Quarter, and Pine Barrens.
- 1 Location
- 2 History
- 3 Current Elements
- 4 Port Charles society
- 5 Residents
- 6 Residences
- 7 Infrastructure
- 7.1 Local Politics
- 7.2 Port Charles Police Department
- 7.3 District Attorney's office
- 7.4 Legal Facilities
- 7.5 Transportation
- 7.6 Amenities
- 7.7 Education
- 7.8 Religion
- 7.9 Medical
- 8 General Hospital
- 9 Media
- 10 Births, Marriages, & Deaths
- 11 Rapes & Notable Trials
- 12 Crises
- 13 Gallery
- 14 References
- For all locations, please refer to this link: Locations shown on General Hospital
Port Charles is a fictional small to mid-sized city located in Western New York, part of the fictional Erie County, most likely on the shores of Lake Ontario between the Buffalo-Niagara Falls (Canada) and Rochester areas, or possibly north of Buffalo situated on the Niagara River. In 1993, the producers of General Hospital filmed several exterior locations in and around the Western, New York area - including Letchworth State Park, and the village of Perry, New York. Aerial photos of Port Charles occasionally shown on the air are actually shots of the skyline of downtown Rochester.
Within the fictional universe of General Hospital, the city of Port Charles co-exists with the real cities of Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Rochester. Events in the series indicate that Port Charles' is located relatively close to all of these locations, however it is depicted as a city which would constitute a separate metro area. During several episodes aired in 1996, the characters of Laura Webber and Stefan Cassadine traveled to a house in Rochester to find Laura's long presumed dead mother Lesley Williams. The episodes in which this occurred suggested that Port Charles was a short driving distance from Rochester, though no actual distance was given. However, when Luke and Laura returned to General Hospital, they made a dramatic entrance at Niagara Falls.
To be separate from but proximate to both Rochester and Buffalo, and located on a body of water (as the "Port" in the name would indicate), Port Charles would likely be located on Lake Ontario north of the city of Batavia and east of similar small cities of Appleton and Somerset. A probable geographical location could be Lakeside or Waterport, New York for comparison.
This probable location would give the relative distance to popular neighborhood of Bensonhurst, New York, a six hour drive. Llanview and Pine Valley being parts or suburbs of Philadelphia are approximate also six hours apart. Bensonhurst, NY and Llanview/Pine Valley are approximate an hour and forty-five minutes from each other. Corinth, Pennsylvania (the setting of the cancelled soap Loving) was visited in a 2013 story-line involving Luke Spencer trying to find a cure for his radiation poisoning. Other oft visited fictional cities are Beechers Corners, Nixon Falls, and Pautauk.
- For History, please refer to this link: History of Port Charles (city)
- For Former Elements, please refer to this link: Former Elements
- Main article: Aurora Media
Aurora Media is one of the local media companies in the city of Port Charles. It is located in the Metro Court Hotel. In 2017, Julian sells his media company to his daughter Sam McCall and her then-husband Drew Cain. They rename it, and after their divorce Sam steps down, making Drew sole owner. In 2019, Jasper Jacks comes back into town, and Drew sells him 50%, putting him in charge of the Print Division, and essentially, Nina's boss. Hayden Barnes briefly served as CFO. In 2020, Sam gives Michael Corinthos her half, making him the CEO of the Digital Division.
- Main article: Beradino's
A local Italian restaurant.
Black Duck Distillery
- Main article: Black Duck Distillery
The Black Duck Distillery is a local distillery in Port Charles, New York. Its specialty is straight bourbon and whisky. It is located next to Charlie's Pub on Charles Street.
- Main article: Cassadine Industries
This wealthy, international conglomerate was founded by the Cassadines in the late 70's as a front to cover for their dirty dealings. But the business took off, being controlled by Mikkos Cassadine, Stavros Cassadine, Helena Cassadine, Valentin Cassadine, and Nikolas Cassadine among others. Nikolas is currently in charge of the business. It is planned that when he becomes of age, Spencer Cassadine will take over. Valentin took over in 2016, it was nearly bankrupt thanks to Helena and Victor. Under him it became hugely valuable and profitable, which is when Nikolas took it back in 2020.
- Main article: Charlie's Pub
Charlie's Pub is a local bar in Port Charles, New York. Owned by Sonny Corinthos and managed by Phyllis Caulfield. Its specialties are avocado toast and molten chocolate cake. It is located next to the Black Duck Distillery on Charles Street. Formerly owned by Julian Jerome until his death in late 2020, then Ava Cassadine, and founded by Charlie Delaney.
- Main article: Corinthos Coffee
Corinthos Coffee is one of the local coffee import businesses in the city of Port Charles. It is owned by Sonny Corinthos and Jason Morgan. The coffee imported is served at many local businesses including Perks Coffee. Although many suspect that Corinthos Coffee is a front to smuggle illegal contraband in the coffee bags, it has never been proven.
- Main article: Port Charles Courthouse
The Port Charles City/County Courthouse is located in the heart of downtown, apparently very close to the PCPD. It consists of courtrooms and offices, which houses officials such as the District Attorney and Special Prosecutor.
- Main article: Crimson Magazine
- Main article: Deception Cosmetics
Deception is a local cosmetic company in the city of Port Charles. It is located inside the Metro Court Hotel. As of 2020: CEO/70% Partner-Lucy Coe, Model/30% Partner-Sasha Gilmore, Creative director-Maxie Jones. Former: CEO-Laura Webber; Partner-Carly Benson; models-Brenda Barrett and Gia Campbell. Julia Barrett launched Deception in the 90's with Scott Baldwin and Dominique Stanton. In 2013, Laura and Lucy Coe tried to revive Deception as a health spa and gym, but the venture failed. In 2020, Lucy Coe convinces Sasha to be the "Face of Deception." They partner to relaunch the "Deception" makeup brand. Maxie joins as does Valentin Cassadine as their new investor, and Brook Lynn Quartermaine as social media management.
- Main article: Eckert's Bakery
Eckert's Bakery is a local bakery run by the Eckert family since 1888.
- Main article: ELQ International
ELQ International, or Edward Louis Quartermaine International, is a multinational conglomerate headquartered in Port Charles. Owned by the wealthy Quartermaines, it is one of the largest businesses in the region. From 1978 until his death in 2012, Edward Quartermaine was the sole owner. Both Nikolas Cassadine and his uncle Valentin Cassadine have staged hostile takeovers. It is a rival company with nearby Chandler Enterprises and Buchanan Enterprises.
- Main article: General Hospital (location)
General Hospital is a major employer in the city and is the primary hospital for most Port Charles residents. The address is 6065 Central Avenue.
The exterior shots of the hospital are images of an actual building, the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, located just miles from the show's Los Angeles studio.
- Main article: Greystone Manor
This is the large estate of Sonny Corinthos, Carly Corinthos, Donna Corinthos, and bodyguards Max Giambetti and Milo Giambetti in the Forest Hills neighborhood. Not visible from the road, it is guarded by Sonny's men. It has a large terrace, beautiful gardens, and a stately guest house. The large garage stores a Maserati Quattroporte. In 2007, Kate Howard built her house right next door to Sonny's home, which Jax bought and now occupies. The address is 120 Shoreline Road.
- Main article: Harborview Towers
This is an upper end apartment complex in downtown Port Charles. It has a view of the lake, and can clearly be seen in the Port Charles skyline. It includes Sam McCall's penthouse and was the previous residence of Carly Benson, Damian Spinelli and mob boss Sonny Corinthos. When Reese Marshall was living there, Carly Benson broke in and vandalized the entire apartment due to a mental breakdown. In December 2008, it was mentioned that the Metro Court Hotel is located directly across from the Harborview Towers. The address is 122 Harbor View Drive.
The Haunted Star
- Main article: Haunted Star
This ship was originally owned by the Cassadine family and was given to Luke and Laura by Helena Cassadine as a wedding gift in 1981. Luke and Laura ran a night club here for a short time in 1982. In 2003, Luke reacquired ownership and turned the ship into a casino. It has been owned by many different people over the years, but is currently owned by Luke and Laura's daughter Lulu Spencer and mob boss, Johnny Zacchara, and is now a nightclub. The address is 1227 Dock Street, Slip #1.
- Main article: Haven Bistro
- Main article: Jerome Gallery
The Jerome gallery is an art gallery owned by Ava Cassadine. Ava's brother Julian Jerome is her financial backer. It opened in November 2013, when Ava moved her art dealing business to Port Charles. The gallery also serves as a front and base for the Jerome mob family's illegal dealings. It was built on the former site of Luke's Blues Club.
- Main article: Kelly's
Waterfront diner and boarding house originally owned and operated by Paddy and Rose Kelly, then by Ruby Anderson. It is currently co-owned by Ruby's nephew and neice Luke and Bobbie Spencer.
Lila's Kids Summer Camp
- Main article: Lila's Kids Summer Camp
Lila's Kids Summer Camp is a summer youth camp established in memory of Lila Quartermaine. It has been a regular go-to for Port Charles children in the summer, as well a foundation for Port Charles teens to volunteer as counselors. It is owned by ELQ.
Lookout Point/Vista Point
- Main article: Lookout Point
The Point, as it's often referred to, is a high vantage point that sits steeply in the woods of Port Charles and includes several bridges. It's been the spot of many outings and events in the past. Many citizens have had accidents or driven their cars off the road and into the lake. Hangman's Bridge, and Roebling Park
with Roebling Park Bridge is located in this general area. Lookout Point is located on the same road as Shadybrook Sanitarium, and meets Harbor View Road and Old Bluff Road at a three-way intersection.
Metro Court Hotel
- Main article: Metro Court Hotel
The Metro Court Hotel is a hotel currently co-owned by Carly Corinthos and Olivia Quartermaine. It is located at 1420 Quartz Lane, Port Charles, New York. It was built by Jasper Jacks on the former site of the Port Charles Hotel, which was destroyed in a fire in 2004, and named after his then-fiancée, the now late, Courtney Matthews. The hotel houses residential suites, businesses such as Crimson Magazine and Deception Cosmetics, and such amenities as a restaurant and rooftop pool.
- Main article: Noodle Buddha
- Main article: Pentonville Penitentiary
This is considered the "state" jail where convicted felons go. The real Pentonville Prison has had few references, the most recent being the summer of 2007. Current prisoners are Shawn Butler, Ryan Chamberlain, Brad Cooper, Paul Hornsby, Suzanne Stanwyck, and Johnny Zacchara.
- Main article: Perks Coffee
Perks Coffee is one of the local coffee shops in the city of Port Charles owned by Sonny Corinthos. It is located in a boardwalk area with a courtyard, coffee kiosk, and a coffee shop which are managed by Aaron Roland. It serves Corinthos Coffee.
Pickle-Lila Relish was created in 1984. After a hostile takeover causes the Quartermaines to lose everything, they move into the apartment above Kelly's, where Lila Quartermaine creates a special pickle relish. They name it "Pickle-Lila" and it helps them get their fortune back. When Edward dies, instead of leaving Tracy money or stock like the rest of the family, he leaves her a jar of Pickle-Lila. The company is part of ELQ.
Pier 52 is a pier that has become infamous for an increase in mob activity and crime; including the Pier 52 shootout, involving Jason Morgan, Joe Scully, Jr., Bernie Abrahms, and Cesar Faison disguised as Duke Lavery. Several murders have taken place here, and wanted criminals have attempted to leave town from here.
Port Charles Emergency Services
- Main article: Port Charles Emergency Services
The Port Charles Emergency Services is the local emergency services. It is frequently called to rescue people after fires or explosions occur in town.
Port Charles Grill
- Main article: Port Charles Grill
The Port Charles Grill is a popular restaurant which is frequented by the citizens of Port Charles. It was named after a popular restaurant in the 80s and 90s. This former restaurant was located in the Port Charles Hotel which burned down.
- Main article: Port Charles Police Department
One of the best known organizations in Port Charles is the Port Charles Police Department. It has handled several crimes in the city, but not always well. It has several officers that are informants to the mob, most notably the late Logan Hayes and Cooper Barrett. Current employees include Commissioner Jordan Ashford, Chief of Detectives Mac Scorpio, Det. Harrison Chase, and Det. Valerie Spencer. The address is 1438 Central Avenue.
The Port Charles Press newspaper
- Main article: The Port Charles Press
The Port Charles Press (formerly The Port Charles Sun and The Port Charles Herald) is a local newspaper in Port Charles. In December of 2011, Pres Floyd bought The Herald and renamed it The Press. In May of 2012, Todd Manning bought it, renamed it again, reformatted it as a tabloid, and moved its offices into the Crimson offices in The Metro Court. In March 2013, Todd moved out of Port Charles, and The Sun was reformatted again as a newspaper and returned to its prior name The Press.
- Main article: Pozzulo's
Owned by mob boss, Sonny Corinthos and former mob boss, Jason Morgan. Pozullo's is an Italian restaurant located on the west end of Port Charles. It was first frequented by members of the mafia in the 1990s, and by local mob boss, Sonny Corinthos and his wife Carly Benson in the early 2000s. After the former owner died in 2009, Sonny Corinthos purchased the building and opened an office there.
- Main article: Quartermaine Mansion
The home of the wealthy Quartermaine family, it also features living quarters for several members of the extended family, including the maid Alice Gunderson and "Cook", Virginia Cook. In 1978, Alan Quartermaine bought the mansion for his wife, Monica, she often reminds the family its "her" house when they begin quarreling, which is an often occurrence in the Quartermaine quarters. She has been known to throw them out of "her" house as well. There is a a gatehouse on the property which has housed many members of the family and their friends. The garage featured luxury vehicles such as a custom vintage Bentley. A rose garden was present in the courtyard which was tended to by Lila Quartermaine until her death. There is also a boathouse and family crypt on the property. The address is 66 Harbor View Road.
- Main article: Rice Park
Rice Park is a popular hangout spot, though it can be dangerous at times. Kidnappings, murders, and rapes have occurred here. In 2019, to honor the late Oscar Nero-Quartermaine, the Quartermaine family erected a memorial in an area he had liked, naming it "Oscar's Meadow."
- Main article: The Savoy
The Savoy Nightclub is a popular nightclub and bar located in Port Charles, which makes excellent "mocktails."
- Main article: Shadybrook Sanitarium
- Main article: The Waterfront
As its name suggests, Port Charles is a major port. The Waterfront district has been under the control of Sonny Corinthos for over a decade, though rival gangs have tried to move in on his territory, such as Lorenzo Alcazar, the Ruiz brothers, and others. Kelly's, a local eatery, is located in this area and the Elm Street Pier is also located here. Majority of the Port Charles waterfront is owned by the Pride-Philips Company, which was given to Courtney Matthews as a thank you from a woman whose life she saved. Courtney later sold Pride-Philips to Lorenzo Alcazar. The B/N Department Store is located somewhere in this area. This is also where launch for Spoon Island is located. Many high level Port Charles citizens meet on the Elm St. Pier daily. Major events, explosions, and shootouts have taken place on the docks.
WSB (World Security Bureau)
- Main article: World Security Bureau
World Security Bureau
World Security Bureau (WSB) is an espionage agency its nemesis is the international organization known as the DVX. It is currently run by Frisco Jones, with Anna Devane acting as the East Coast representative, and Dante Falconeri as an agent in treatment for PTSD and brainwashing. One of the WSB's most daring and effective agents was Robert Scorpio who traveled incognito as an international financier and well-know bon vivant. Other former agents include Victor Cassadine and Sean Donely. They have at least three facilities around the world they use to treat and train their agents.
Wyndemere Castle/Spoon Island
- Main article: Wyndemere Castle
Cassadine family home. The island was leased to the Cassadines long ago by a Native American group. It is home to a grand old mansion called Wyndemere, where many noteworthy residents have resided, and it is currently occupied by Nikolas Cassadine, Spencer Cassadine, Britt Westbourne, Ben Westbourne and Lesley Webber. Wyndemere is considered a castle by many, but Nikolas Cassadine is quick to defend that it is a "mansion." Many notable events have occured on Spoon Island, including the wedding of Elizabeth and Lucky Spencer and the murders of Katherine Bell, Summer Halloway and Emily Quartermaine.
- Main article: Xtreme Motors
Port Charles society
- Main article: Cassadine family
The Cassadine brothers, Mikkos, Tony and Victor first made their presence in Port Charles felt in 1981, when they caused the infamous blizzard through the use of carbonic snow. Tony was killed with Alexandria Quartermaine after taking a curious stroll into the Ice Princess freezer chamber and later Luke Spencer killed Mikkos and Tony by throwing them into the chamber as well. Helena Cassadine the widow of Mikkos and patriarch of the family in turn cursed Luke and Laura at their wedding thus beginning the long rivalry between the Spencers and the Cassadines. She also ordered her son; Stavros Cassadine, to kidnap Laura Webber, together they had Nikolas, before she escaped leaving Nikolas to be raised by his Uncle Stefan, Mikkos and Helena's youngest son.Stefan eventually took control of the family and in 1996, he and Nikolas moved to Port Charles permanently, joined by distant Cassadine cousin Alexis Davis who was later revealed to be Mikkos' illegitimate daughter (Natasha Cassadine) with Swedish opera singer Kristin Bergman. In 2001, the family received another addition when Alexis' long lost sister, Kristina Cassadine (originally Kristina Carter), was brought to town to reunite with her sister by Jasper Jacks. Stefan was later murdered by Luke in 2003, at which time Nikolas declares the war between the Spencers and the Cassadines over. Helena wrecked havoc against the citizens of Port Charles for many years before finally being killed when Nikolas poisoned her in 2015. Alexis has given birth to three daughters, Samantha McCall, Kristina Davis, and Molly Lansing. Nikolas has a son, Spencer Cassadine, with the late Courtney Matthews. Sam has two children; Danny with Jason Morgan and Scout Cain with Drew Cain. Sam also had a third child; Lila McCall with Sonny Corinthos. However Lila was stillborn on November 8, 2004. In 2016, Mikkos's illegitimate son Valentin manages to take Nikolas's family and friends' hostage and forced Nikolas to sign over his entire fortune. When a struggle ensued, Nikolas falls over a balcony and is presumably killed. Valentin later takes residence in Port Charles with his daughter Charlotte Cassadine. In 2019, Nikolas is revealed alive, comes back to claim his life, and reveals that Valentin is supposedly not a Cassadine. In 2021, Victor Cassadine is revealed alive, and admits he father Valentin, making him family by blood after all.
Sonny Corinthos arrived in Port Charles in 1993, and owned and operated a strip club before becoming Port Charles' most powerful mobster in the power struggles that followed Frank Smith's death. He has become known for his relative benevolence compared to other mafia gangs, and his donation of several million dollars was instrumental in setting up the Stone Cates Memorial AIDS Wing at General Hospital. In 1996, Sonny befriended Jason Morgan and taught him the business. Jason then became Sonny's mob enforcer and his right-hand man. Sonny also has six children, while living in his home town, Olivia Quartermaine gave birth to his first born son Dante, who is now a cop at the PCPD. In 2002, Sonny adopted Carly Benson's son Michael and Carly later gave birth to their son Morgan. After Sonny has a one night stand with Alexis Davis she becomes pregnant and gives birth to his daughter Kristina. Another one night stand with Ava Jerome, leads to the birth of Sonny's youngest daughter Avery. In October 2016, Morgan was killed in a car bomb. In September 2019, Carly gave birth to another daughter, Donna Corinthos.
Steve Hardy was the chief of Staff at General Hospital from 1963 until his death in 1996. Perhaps one of Dr Hardy's biggest achievements was finding a cure to the Lassa Fever epidemic of 1979. He was married to Audrey Hardy for many years, and adopted her son Tom Hardy, who would also become a doctor. His other son, Jeff Webber, is a doctor as well. Jeff has four children, Steven and Sarah, who are also doctors, Elizabeth, who is a nurse and Hayden, all of whom have worked at GH. Elizabeth has three children, Cameron Webber and Jake Spencer, whom she is raising with Lucky Spencer, and Aiden Spencer her biological son with Lucky. Hayden has one daughter with ex-fiancé Hamilton Finn named Violet.
- Main article: Quartermaine family
One of the most distinguished families in Port Charles is the Quartermaine family, who moved to the area in 1978 and are best known for ELQ International, founded by Edward Quartermaine. Edward and wife Lila have two children; Alan and Tracy. Tracy has two sons, Dillon Quartermaine and former rock star Ned Quartermaine. Dr. Alan Quartermaine was the chief of staff at General Hospital for several years before his death in 2007, while his wife Monica is a renowned heart surgeon and is currently chief of staff herself. Alan also had three sons, A.J. with Monica and twin boys; Jason and Drew with Susan Moore who Monica later adopted herself. In 1996, Alan and Monica adopted their daughter Emily Quartermaine. Emily was eventually killed by a serial killer in 2007.The Quartermaines have had a long-standing rivalry with Sonny Corinthos that began when Sonny married Carly Benson, the former wife of A.J. and forced him to give up parental rights to his and Carly's son Michael. A.J is later shot and killed by Sonny himself in 2014. Jason has two children, Jake Spencer and Danny Morgan. Andrew has a deceased son, Oscar Nero-Quartermaine and daughter, Scout Cain. Due to their dysfunctional tendencies, the Quartermaines are comically notorious for their annual attempts to have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Usually for one reason or another it ends up ruined and they now order takeout pizza as a Thanksgiving tradition. Other Quartermaines include Skye Chandler-Quartermaine, Justus Ward, Brook Lynn Quartermaine, Lila Rae Alcazar, and Maya Ward.
- Main article: Scorpio family
- Main article: Spencer family
- For former Residences, please refer to this link: Former Residences
- Devane Manor (232 Harbor View Road) - Residence of Anna Devane
- Greystone Manor (120 Shoreline Road, Forest Hills neighborhood) - Residence of Sonny Corinthos, Carly Corinthos, Josslyn Jacks, and Donna Corinthos. Avery Jerome-Corinthos is there part-time.
- Quartermaine Mansion (66 Harbor View Road) - Residence of Monica Quartermaine (owner), Alice Gunderson, Drew Cain, Brook Lynn Quartermaine, Ned Quartermaine, Olivia Quartermaine, and Leo Falconeri"Bailey Quartermaine". Michael Corinthos, Willow Tait, and Wiley Quartermaine-Corinthos are in the Gatehouse on the property.
- Spencer Mansion (657 Harbor View Road) - Carly Benson (owner) - Residence of Bobbie Spencer
- Wyndemere Castle (Spoon Island) - Residence of Nikolas Cassadine, Ava Cassadine, and Alfred. Avery Jerome-Corinthos is there part-time.
- The Brownstone (1424 Elm Street, #12) - Michael Corinthos (owner) - Residence of Elizabeth Webber Baldwin, Cameron Webber, Jake Spencer, and Aiden Spencer
- Collins House - Residence of Dr. Kevin Collins, Laura Collins, Spencer Cassadine, and Esme Prince
- Corinthos-Davis House (mentioned) - Residence of Kristina Corinthos-Davis
- Davis House (2183 Belleforest Drive) - Residence of Alexis Davis, T.J. Ashford, and Molly Lansing-Davis
- Falconeri House (#1237) - Residence of Dante Falconeri and Rocco Falconeri
- Giambetti-Miller House (mentioned) - Residence of Max Giambetti and Diane Miller
- Hardy House (453 Maple Avenue) - Residence of Audrey Hardy
- Jacks Lake House (Shoreview Road) - Residence of Harrison Chase and Brook Lynn Quartermaine
- Robinson House (#728) - Residence of Portia Robinson and Trina Robinson
- Scorpio House (mentioned) - Residence of Mac Scorpio and Felicia Scorpio
- Secondary Corinthos Safehouse - One of the Corinthos mob organizations many safehouses.
- Wu House (mentioned) - Residence of Selina Wu and Brad Cooper
- Ashford Condo (485 Paulsen Street) - Residence of Marcus Tagert (temporary)
- Baldwin Penthouse - Residence of Scott Baldwin
- Charlie's Pub Office Apartment (Charles Street District) - Residence of Phyllis Caulfield
- Chase Apartment (#7) - Residence of Harrison Chase
- Driscoll Apartment (mentioned) - Residence of Amy Driscoll and Chet Driscoll
- DuBois Apartment (135 Hyde Street, #22) (mentioned) - Residence of Felix DuBois
- Johnson Apartment (mentioned) - Residence of Epiphany Johnson
- Corbin Apartment (mentioned) - Residence of Brando Corbin
- Finn Apartment - Residence of Hamilton Finn and Violet Finn
- Harborview Towers (122 Harbor View Drive, Penthouse #2) - Residence of Sam McCall, Danny Morgan, and Scout Cain
- Henry Apartment (Charles Street District) - Residence of Stella Henry
- Jones Apartment (Blue Hills District) - Residence of Lucas Jones
- Reeves Penthouse (979 Carlyle, #P1) - Residence of Nina Reeves
- Roland Basement Apartment - Residence of Aaron Roland
- Spencer Apartment (135 Hyde Street) (mentioned) - Residence of Valerie Spencer
- Winslow Garden Apartments (114 Clover Avenue, #68) - Residence of Maxie Jones, and James West
- Harbor View Inn (Room #106) - Residence of Marshall Ashford
- Metro Court Hotel (1420 Quartz Lane) - Owned and operated by Carly Corinthos and Olivia Quartermaine
- Metro Court Hotel (Suite #808) - Residence of Jackie Templeton
- Metro Court Hotel (Suite #917) - Residence of Lucy Coe
- Metro Court Hotel: Suite - Residence of Britt Westbourne
- Metro Court Hotel: Suite - Residence of Carly Corinthos
- Metro Court Hotel: Suite - Residence of Curtis Ashford
- Metro Court Hotel: Suite - Residence of Gladys Corbin
- Metro Court Hotel: Suite - Residence of Gregory Chase
- Metro Court Hotel: Suite - Residence of Liesl Obrecht
- Metro Court Hotel: Suite - Residence of Robert Scorpio
- Metro Court Hotel: Suite - Residence of Dr. Terry Randolph
- Art Studio and Loft (22 Talmage Street, Charles Street District) - Rented by Franco Baldwin
- Gilmore Studio (mentioned) - Residence of Sasha Gilmore, and Baby Gilmore-Corbin
- Pentonville Penitentiary - Residence of Brad Cooper, Paul Hornsby, Suzanne Stanwyck, and Johnny Zacchara
- Spinelli-Trout House (Queens Point) (mentioned) - Residence of Damian Spinelli, Ellie Trout, and Georgie Spinelli
- St. Timothy's Catholic Church - Residence of Father Coates
Outside Port Charles
- Albany Medical Facility (mentioned) - Residence of Jordan Ashford
- Buchanan Apartment (#38 Wakashin Street. Llanview, Pennsylvania) (mentioned) - Residence of Bo Buchanan and Nora Buchanan
- Canadian Lighthouse - Temporary residence of Jason Morgan and Britt Westbourne while fugitives.
- Cassadine Island (Greece) - A fortress owned by Nikolas Cassadine
- Celestial Heights Manor - Residence of Susan Hornsby
- Corinthos Cabin - One of the Corinthos mob organizations many safehouses.
- Country House (Pautauk, New York) - Residence of Dr. Austin.
- Crimson Apartment (California) (mentioned) - Residence of Dillon Quartermaine
- D'Archam Asylum - Residence of Olivia Jerome and Heather Webber
- Flatland Federal Prison - Residence of Cyrus Renault
- Forsyth Cabin (Oregon) (mentioned) - Residence of Parker Forsyth
- Frank House (Woodstock, New York) - Residence of Betsy Frank
- The Island (Puerto Rico) - Frequent vacation home of Sonny Corinthos
- Nero Apartment (New York City) - Residence of Kim Nero and Andy Nero
- Primary Corinthos Safehouse - One of the Corinthos mob organizations many safehouses.
- Quartermaine Cabin
- Scorpio-Drake Home (Berkeley, California) (mentioned) - Residence of Dr. Patrick Drake, Dr. Robin Scorpio-Drake, Emma Scorpio-Drake, and Noah Scorpio-Drake
- Secondary Corinthos Safehouse - One of the Corinthos mob organizations many safehouses.
- Silver Water Aftercare - Residence of Lulu Spencer while she is in her coma
- Spinelli-Trout Apartment - Residence of Damian Spinelli, Ellie Trout, and Georgie Spinelli
- Spring Ridge Prison - Residence of the incarcerated Ryan Chamberlain
- Steinmauer Prison - Residence of the incarcerated Winston Rudge
- Vermont Safehouse - One of the Corinthos mob organizations many safehouses.
- For former Mayors and Council-members, please refer to this link: Rice Plaza
Mayor & City Council
- Mayor Laura Collins (2019-present)
- Deputy Mayor Eileen Ashby (2021-present)
- Council Member Pete Sorelli (2009?-present)
Port Charles Police Department
- For former Police Department Personnel, please refer to this link: Port Charles Police Department
Chiefs of Police & Police Commissioners
- Police Commissioner Jordan Ashford (June 2015-present)
- Acting Police Commissioner Mac Scorpio (July 2019; during Jordan's tenure)
- Chief of Detectives Mac Scorpio (2019-present)
- Detective Valerie Spencer (2016-present)
- Detective Harrison Chase (2018-present)
District Attorney's office
- For former Attorneys, please refer to this link: Port Charles Courthouse
- Robert Scorpio (2019-present)
Assistant District Attorneys
- Jennifer Arden (2019-present)
- Baldwin Law Firm
- Mason, Petrovich, and Miller Law Firm, 3728 Central Ave., Ste. 308
- Miscavige Institute for the Criminally Insane
- Pentonville Penitentiary, 628 Fairfax Road, Pentonville, NY
- Port Charles Courthouse, 1142 Central Avenue
- Port Charles Police Department, 1438 Central Avenue
- Port Charles City Hall
- Statesville Prison
- 24 Hour Store
- The Bank of ELQ
- B/N Department Store
- Community Center
- Gemini Jazz Club
- Museum of Fine Art (Nickname: "The Chuck")
- Optometry (Dr. Linden)
- Port Charles Animal Shelter
- Port Charles Country Club
- Port Charles History Museum
- Port Charles Post House
- Wyndham's Department Store
- Those that appear in bold are current students or staff
- Charles Street High School (Charles Street District)
- Holy Cross - Former students include Michael Corinthos.
- Madison Preparatory School - Former students include Kristina Corinthos-Davis,Michael Corinthos, and Kiefer Bauer
- Port Charles Academy Preschool - Avery Jerome-Corinthos; Former students include Rocco Falconeri.
- Port Charles Montessori
- Queen of Angels Elementary School (Courtland Place) - Former students include Morgan Corinthos and Michael Corinthos
- Winston School - Former students include Molly Lansing-Davis and Kristina Corinthos-Davis
- Port Charles Elementary - Charlotte Cassadine, Aiden Spencer; Former teachers include Willow Tait.
- Port Charles High School - Josslyn Jacks, Cameron Webber, Trina Robinson; Former students include Dev Cerci, former teachers include Dustin Phillips (English professor)
- Port Charles University (PCU) (Charles Street District) - Former students include T.J. Ashford, Molly Lansing-Davis
- Those that appear in bold are current personnel
- All Saints Chapel
- Brotherhood Synagogue of Port Charles (898 Albany Avenue)
- Dawn of Day Cult - "Shiloh" (late founder); "Harmony" (lieutenant), Daisy Kwan, Margaux Dawson, Willow Tait, Kristina Corinthos-Davis, Oscar Nero-Quartermaine (former members)
- General Hospital Chapel
- Mount Hebron Church - Bradley Ward (former pastor). (Charles Street District).
- Port Charles Woodlawn Cemetery
- Queen of Angels Church
- Sailor's Chapel
- St. Anne's Cemetery (6 Talmage Street)
- St. Timothy's Catholic Church - Father Coates (priest), Mateo Ruiz (former priest), Trey Mitchell (former janitor). 1123 North Main Street.
- Zen Chapel (7203 West Third Street, Asian Quarter)
- General Hospital
- Port Charles County Secure Psychiatric Facility
- Emily Bowen-Quartermaine Memorial Clinic
- Mercy Hospital
- Port Charles Women's Clinic
- Ferncliff Asylum
- Forest Hills Sanitarium
- Freedman Clinic
- Miscavige Institute for the Criminally Insane
- Pine Circle Sanitarium
- Roselawn Sanitarium
- Shadybrook Sanitarium
- Turning Woods Longterm Care
- Port Charles Children's Brain Tumor Institute
- For former Hospital Personnel, please refer to this link: General Hospital (location)
Current Doctors & Nurses
- Dr. Andy (ER resident)
- Dr. T.J. Ashford, intern
- Dr. Kevin Collins (head of psychiatry, psychiatrist)
- Dr. Hamilton Finn (infectious disease specialist)
- Dr. Fisher (trauma surgeon, possibly ENT specialist)
- Dr. Austin Gatlin-Holt, (doctor)
- Dr. Lucas Jones (trauma surgeon)
- Dr. Sofia Navarro (OB/GYN)
- Dr. Monica Quartermaine (head chairperson)
- Dr. Lak Rashi (Senior ER resident)
- Dr. Portia Robinson (Chief of Internal Medicine)
- For a list of Media, please refer to this page: Media
Births, Marriages, & Deaths
- For a list of Births, please refer to this page: General Hospital births
- For a list of Marriages, please refer to this page: General Hospital weddings and marriages
- For a list of Deaths, please refer to this page: General Hospital deaths
Rapes & Notable Trials
- For a list of Rapes & Notable Trials, please refer to this page: Crime
- Please note, this list does not include crises at General Hospital, for those crises, see General Hospital (location)
- In September 1977, a hurricane strikes the city, claiming the lives of Martha Taylor and David Hamilton's wife and child.
- In August 1981 the town experienced a blizzard in the midst of summer. The cause of this blizzard was determined to be Mikkos Cassadine's weather machine.
- In 1988, a bomb explodes in the main exhibition tent of the Port Charles Art Festival.
- In 1990, a blackout hit the city when Cesar Faison joined together the alien crystals from the planet Lumina.
- In February 1991, the Quartermaine S.S. Tracy sank in the middle of Port Charles Harbor, unleashing toxic chemicals and causing an environmental disaster.
- In 1991, the town experienced an earthquake, which destroyed the Brownstone.
- In May 1994, a school bus for a Port Charles elementary school crashes, leaving B.J. Jones dead.
- In June 2001, a bus collided head on with a train near the city, interrupting The Nurses' Ball, the social event of the year in Port Charles.
- In February 2004, the Port Charles Hotel burned down. Zander Smith was believed to be dead. The hotel was completely destroyed, but later rebuilt by Australian billionaire, Jasper Jacks, who renamed it the Metro Court after his now deceased wife, Courtney Matthews.
- In August 2004, many were trapped at the Quartermaine Mansion while a serial killer was on the loose, killing Sage Alcazar and Trent Parker. This person was Mary Bishop, who also tried to stab Emily Quartermaine.
- In July 2005, another hurricane strikes the city of Port Charles, but fatalities and damage was light compared to the 1977 hurricane.
- In November 2005, two trains collided in the Glencoe tunnel which is located near the city. Reese Marshall died. Alexis Davis gave birth to Molly Lansing-Davis, with the help of Emily Quartermaine and Ric Lansing.
- In August 2006, another blackout swept through Port Charles. As a result, Alexis Davis, Sonny Corinthos and Kristina Corinthos-Davis were stuck in the Metro Court restaurant.
- In February 2007, the Metro Court Hotel's lobby was taken hostage by Jerry Jacks and eventually, destroyed by an explosion. This hostage situation lasted for 12 hours. Alan Quartermaine died of a heart attack and Robin Scorpio, Mateo Ruiz and Max Giambetti were shot.
- In October 2007, Nikolas Cassadine decided to throw a Black and White Ball in honor of the late Dr. Alan Quartermaine. Soon enough, disaster struck in the form of Anthony Zacchara. Anthony attacked and hurt Lulu, Ric, Nadine, Maxie, Spinelli, Nikolas, Lucky, Sam, Luke, Leyla, Patrick, Robin, Elizabeth and Jason. But it later turned out that there was actually a second intruder Diego Alcazar who was the Text Message Killer (TMK). Diego strangled Emily Quartermaine to death, attacked Nikolas, and nearly strangled Carly Benson to death as well.
- In late 2007 to early 2008 a killer/stalker was in Port Charles as the Text Message Killer. Carly, Sam, Maxie, Jason, Lucky, Max, Alexis, Nikolas and Nadine were attacked by him and he murdered Cooper Barrett, Emily Quartermaine, Georgie Jones and Leticia. The killer was Diego Alcazar.
- In March 2008, an abandoned cannery warehouse located on the main docks was blown up by a series of bombs that were planted by the late Diego Alcazar. Carly's unborn baby died.
- In 2009, the serial killer artist Franco terrorized Port Charles. He placed Sam and Lulu on bombs and kidnapped Aiden. He later made Sam think that he raped her. During his art show “Francophrenia”, he killed a man. He blew up Brenda's limo during her wedding to Sonny. He set a prisoner on Michael who later raped Michael. Jason shot Franco and he was presumed to be dead but his body wasn't found.
- From late December 2010 to early January 2011, a bus heading to Cedar Mountain for a ski trip crashes, injuring Olivia Quartermaine, Matt Hunter, and Morgan Corinthos, and giving Kristina Corinthos-Davis hypothermia. The bus driver dies on site and Kristina's friend Ali dies at the hospital.
- In October 2011, Lisa Niles wakes up from her coma to terrorize Port Charles. First she puts a nurse in a coma at GH, drugs Johnny Zacchara, and stabs Anthony Zacchara. Then she goes on a boat where Matt Hunter is throwing a party. There she kills the captain of the boat, drugs the First Mate, drugs Elizabeth Webber and throws her into the water, drugs Patrick and Robin and intends to infect Patrick with HIV to be stopped by Robin, and lastly she fights Robin on the deck. During this Olivia Quartermaine passes out. Lisa is found dead two weeks later having been killed by Matt.
- In June 2012, Tea Delgado and Sam McCall both gave birth to their sons during a torrential rainstorm. Tea's son wasn't breathing, and her ex-husband, Todd Manning, went looking for help. He brings the baby to Heather Webber, who tries to save him, but the baby dies. Meanwhile, Sam comes to the same area, looking for help, and ends up passing out after putting her son down. Todd & Heather then switched the babies, giving Sam's breathing son to Tea, and leaving Tea's stillborn son in his place. Tea names "her son" Victor Lord III, while Sam buries "her son" as Jason Morgan Jr. Four months later, Jason Morgan figured out the switch, and told John McBain. However, Heather had kidnapped baby Victor from Tea, wanting to raise a son by herself. Baby Victor was rescued from Heather, and returned to Jason & Sam, who renamed him Danny Morgan.
- From late August to early September 2012, Jerry Jacks puts a deadly pathogen in the water supply and everyone in town becomes deathly ill, except Alexis Davis and Josslyn Jacks, whom he inoculated against the pathogen. Jerry blackmails Ewen Keenan and Joe Scully, Jr. into helping him, and tricks Todd Manning into selling him his cable TV franchise so he can announce his intentions to the city. Ewen snaps because of what Jerry has made him a part of and kidnaps Elizabeth Webber. Jason Morgan saves Elizabeth, but he and Ewen shoot each other, killing Ewen. Jerry kidnaps Alexis, and in a confrontation between Jerry, Jasper Jacks, Johnny Zacchara and Carly Benson, Johnny is shot. The Quartermaine cook, Virginia Cook, dies from the pathogen in the water.
- On October 22, 2012, Bernie Abrahms is waiting at Pier 52 for Jason Morgan. Joe Scully, Jr. however arrives and shoots Bernie, but before Joe can finish Bernie off, Jason arrives and confronts Joe. Joe tries to shoot Jason, but Jason fatally shoots Joe first. Jason goes to Bernie where Bernie tries to tell Jason "about the money", but before he could say anything else, Cesar Faison (disguised as Duke Lavery) shoots Jason in the back and then kicks Jason's unconscious body into the harbor. Jason was presumed dead. After that, Faison threatens to kill Joe and notices that Bernie is alive and goes over and shoots him. Joe starts to run off. Faison sees Joe running off and tries to shoot him, but misses, Faison tries to go after Joe, but stops when he hears the police sirens and instead goes to a different direction. Joe goes to the Quartermaine Mansion where he later on dies from his gunshot wound. Back at Pier 52, the Police as well as the paramedics and Sonny Corinthos arrives, Sonny goes over to see a dying Bernie and asks him who shot him and what happend to Jason. Bernie tells Sonny that Joe shot him and that Jason was shot and dumped into the harbor. Sonny leaps into the water to tries to find Jason, but fails. Sonny goes back to Bernie where Bernie tries to tell Sonny about someting but before Bernie could say anthing else he dies. Jason was revealed to be alive in 2017.
- In February 2013, a Serial Killer named Caleb Morley who looks like John McBain goes to Port Charles where he wrecks havoc by first murdering Alison Barrington, he then poses as John and gets Rafe Kovich, Jr. out of jail with the help of Officer Bud Carlson, all three arrive at Pier 52 where Caleb then stabs Officer Carlson to death and tries to kidnap Rafe but Rafe escapes and runs off. Caleb then goes to the PCU and kills Professor Jay Mosser by stabbing him in the neck with a pair of scissors. Caleb frames John McBain for his crimes and John is later arrested. At Pier 52 Caleb sees Heather Webber with Danny Morgan and stops her from leaving, he chokes Heather by the neck and then throws her into the harbor. Caleb tries to kidnap Danny but then Todd Manning arrives and stops Caleb, both Todd and Caleb struggle over over the stroller and Caleb threatens Todd to leave but Todd refuses, after hearing the police sirens Caleb quickly escapes. After Todd is arrested by Anna Devane. Caleb goes back to Pier 52 where he sees Sam McCall who looks like his deceased wife Livvie Locke. Caleb tries to pose as John by tricking Sam but fails. Sam tries to escape from Caleb but Caleb blocks Sam's way and kidnaps both her and Danny. At Wyndemere Castle, Caleb has taken both Sam and Danny as hostages and has also drugged Sam and also bitten her neck. Caleb threatens to kill Sam but before he can, John McBain arrives and both him and Caleb get into a struggle. Caleb over powers John and ties him up. Caleb then goes over and tries to kill John but before he can, Lucy Coe arrives, Caleb threatens to kill Lucy but before Caleb can, John escapes and goes after Caleb where they struggle, Caleb almost over powers John but gets distracted when Sam calls out his name, giving John enough time to overpower Caleb by stabbing him to death.
- In 2016, Nelle Hayes came to town and tortured the Corinthos family. She made Sonny think they slept together, tried to drive Carly crazy, and had a baby with Michael. In 2018, Nelle switched her baby with Brad and Lucas' adopted baby who recently died.
- From January to March 2017, Olivia Jerome returned and terrorized Port Charles. Sam McCall eventually figures out that Olivia was the one behind Morgan Corinthos's death and after a struggle, Olivia pushes Sam off a bridge. Olivia also kidnapped Robin Scorpio-Drake and Griffin Munro in an insane attempt to resurrect Duke Lavery. Griffin made her believe that Duke was back to gain control but she managed to escape when Anna Devane arrived and was injured. Olivia ended up breaking into her sister, Ava's apartment, where they meet for the first time and Olivia holds her hostage. Olivia forces Ava to call Julian Jerome and uses that as a distraction to kidnap Alexis and lure Julian to the bridge where she and Alexis are. Julian arrives but a struggle ensues and he goes over the bridge but survives. In a hasty attempt to leave town, Olivia goes to the cemetery to retrieve the plaque on her grave when she runs into Carly Benson who is visiting Morgan's grave. Olivia pulls a gun on Carly, which they struggle for and Olivia is shot. Carly threatens to kill Olivia but Sonny Corinthos arrives and stops her. The police are called and Olivia is later sentenced to a mental asylum.
- In March 2018, an earthquake struck Port Charles thanks to the construction team of Jim Harvey. Mayor Ned Quartermaine quickly organized a rescue operation while many resistance became trapped in various locations. Franco Baldwin was trapped with Jim at GH as Carly Benson and Nelle Benson became trapped at the Jerome Gallery while Drew Cain, Kim Nero and Lulu Spencer were trapped at the Floating Rib which was host to Josslyn Jacks and Oscar Nero-Quartermaine's school dance. Drew later killed Jim in defense of Franco the following month.
- In August 2018, thought-to-be-dead serial killer Ryan Chamberlain was revealed to be alive and switched places with his twin, Kevin, whom he left trapped at Ferncliff. Ryan pursued a romantic relationship with Ava Jerome and then killed Nurse Mary Pat Ingles on Halloween, Ava's daughter Kiki Jerome on Thanksgiving, and film producer Peyton Mills on New Year's Eve. In February 2019, after stabbing Lulu and failing to kill her due to becoming temporarily blinded, Ryan framed Franco for all the crimes, but after denying any wrong doing, Franco teamed up with Jordan Ashford to flush out the real killer, so Franco admits to committing the crimes while mentally ill and was subsequently sent to Ferncliff, where Ryan had now locked up both Kevin and Laura. A triggered Ryan stabs Franco, but is unable to kill him since Franco escaped and after being treated for his wound, confirmed Ryan to be the killer (along with fellow escapees Kevin and Laura). In March, Ryan took Ava, now his fiancee, to Niagara Falls for their honeymoon, but not long after kidnapping Carly Benson, whom he left to die at the bottom of the bridge after Ava discovered her in the trunk and was left thinking that 'Kevin' was suffering from another mental breakdown. While attempting to cross the border with Ava, Ryan was shot by Jason Morgan and then tossed himself and Ava off a bridge to avoid police capture, but Jason caught Ava before rescuing Carly and Laura told Ava the whole truth, leaving her completely devastated. Ryan was presumed dead for two months until he sent Kevin his severed right hand, killed his caretaker April Tremblay, and left Curtis and Laura trapped in a cabin rigged with explosives. Curtis and Laura did escape, but Ryan already returned to PC and hung Kevin from the roof of the Nurses' Ball stage after attacking him and Scott Baldwin. Ryan later visited Ava in her cabin, but Ava tried to kill him and was stopped by Curtis, who needed him alive for Jordan's sake. As Ryan was getting arrested, Ava stabbed him in the back, sending him to GH where he survived his wound and even a seizure given to him by Finn. On June 4, after saying no multiple times, Ryan reluctantly decided to donate his kidney to Jordan all because Stella forced him to. Ryan later lapsed into a coma for days before being transferred to prison where he met troublemaker Nelle Benson.
- In December 2019, sexual predator Shiloh and his Dawn of Day Cult took over Port Charles. Kristina and Oscar became members and Sam killed Shiloh in self-defense.
- Shown on Julian Jerome's PCPD file on Oct 28, 2013.
- Revealed July 1, 2014 … http://tvmegasite.net/transcripts/gh/older/2014/gh-trans-07-01-14.shtml ... "Michael: Okay, you know what? Fine. Fine. Have it your way. Yes, I'd like to report trespassers on my property. 1424 elm street. No, nobody's in danger...yet. No, I don't think the offenders are violent."
- http://soapcentral.com/gh/whoswho/aiden.php ... House number 12.
- Seen on August 24, 2016 ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB3OzXYDjhs&list=PLGXT37reyJsy10OjZe5PnNCYGAEJmA6ld&index=115 ...
- Mentioned on 3/16/21
- Carly visits the building site on 9/8/21
- Mentioned on 3/15/21
- Outside seen on 12/19/18
- Mentioned on 8/20/21
- Shown across from the PC Grill on 10/20/21
- Mentioned on 11/12/21
- Seen listed on maps of town
- Revealed by Olivia on June 20, 2016... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hqz3Wrs3WpY
- Seen on September 21, 2018 ... https://youtu.be/fSDeEBkvRQE ...
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWtNifVam1k introduced as doctor who operated on Brook Lynn in the 8/26/20 episode, after Nelle slashed her throat