Self-Guided Sopranos Tour

There is no denying that The Sopranos is one of the most transformational television shows ever made and in the Garden State, we take great pride in this. Most of the scenes in this award-winning series actually took place in North Jersey so you can relive the thrill of the series by visiting many of the places you watched on your screen two decades ago.

And with 2024 being the 25th anniversary of this iconic TV series, what better way to celebrate than by heading directly to where the action happened? The real-life haunts of Tony Soprano and his crew are scattered all over Hudson County, so we created a killer roundup of real-life Sopranos sites to make your own self-guided Sopranos tour.

If you are really serious about hitting all the iconic Sopranos location, you can start your tour in Lower Manhattan. Drive through the Lincoln Tunnel onto the Jersey Turnpike in Jersey City, grab a turnpike ticket, and start your trip off the old-fashioned way. A few series-famous spots along the turnpike are the old Hydro-Pruf factory near exit 15E, the “Drive Safely” storage tank (Bayway Refinery) near exit 12 in Linden, and both Pizza Land and Wilson’s Carpet Guy, which are featured below.

St. Patrick’s 

492 Bramhall Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304

The series’ Newark Church, is actually the St. Patrick’s Church in real life, and it’s a historic church at the intersection of Grand Street, Ocean Avenue, and Bramhall Avenue in Jersey City. While the church was featured in several episodes, it’s mostly remembered from season 4, when Tony brought his son for a ride to the church, and told him how his ancestors helped build it.

Colgate Clock

Wilson’s Carpet Guy

220 Broadway, Jersey City, NJ 07306

The 25-foot Paul Bunyan Muffler Man stands tall and proud holding a large carpet in the show’s opening credits. Located underneath the Pulaski Skyway. The previous home of the now-closed Wilson’s Carpet and Furniture has reopened as RIPT Dispensary. The statue, which is often referred to simply as “the carpet guy,” makes for a fantastic Sopranos photo opp.

Cleveland Auto Body Repair

5 Cleveland Ave, Harrison, NJ 07029

Over the course of several episodes, the Cleveland Auto Body Repair was a family-owned and operated car repair shop. The fictional auto shop is still functioning as an actual auto body shop and it’s right around the corner from one of our favorite restaurants, Spanish Pavilion Tapas Bar, where cast and crew were said to frequent.

Skyway Diner

280 Central Ave, Kearny, NJ 07032

Spoiler Alert! Christopher Moltisanti was shot in front of this very diner in the second season of the show. This eatery is located just under the Pulaski Skyway, but it served as a shooting site during the series. Skyway serves the classic diner fare that New Jersey diners are famous for, and is a favorite among truckers passing through the area.


Pizza Land

260 Belleville Turnpike, North Arlington, NJ 07031

Unlike some of the other Sopranos-famous sites on the list where you can only stop and stare, Pizza Land pizzeria is a fully-functioning restaurant so you can grab a slice and feel like you’re part of Sopranos history. Pizza Land actually began serving authentic Italian food and old-style pizza in the 1960s, long before it became a Sopranos landmark. Given its increased fame, when the actor that played Tony Soprano, James Gandolfini, died in 2013, fans flocked here to pay tribute and leave memorials.

Joe’s Bake Shop

601 Ridge Rd, North Arlington, NJ 07031, USA

It was here at this fictional bakery, Joe’s Bake Shop, where Christopher Moltisanti shot a bakeshop employee in the foot. For a while after the show ended, the building proudly kept the “Joe’s Bake Shop” sign up, but the business has now converted into a seafood store.

Holsten’s Ice Cream, Chocolates, & Restaurant

1063 Broad St, Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Treat yourself to a sweet scoop of something special at the iconic Holsten’s, which has been in business since 1939. Initially (and still) known for delicious homemade ice cream and old-school ice cream parlor vibes, the shop gained additional fame after it served as the final scene of the series finale. Very fittingly, the shop sells Soprano’s-related merch, like t-shirts that say “The Final Episode.” Enjoy some onion rings in the booth where Tony Soprano ate his, then get some ice cream and a souvenir for the road.

The Soprano House

14 Aspen Dr, Caldwell, NJ 07006

Though a bit outside of Hudson County, The Soprano house is definitely one of the most iconic places in New Jersey that was featured in the show. Located in Caldwell (about a 30-minute drive northwest of Jersey City), this is the home that Tony Soprano and his family lived in during the entire show’s run is. It was used for countless exterior shots, including the show’s well- known opening credits.

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