In the fall of 1948, 20 years before there was a Land of Make Believe, Rollins College student Joanne Byrd volunteered with some friends to show incoming transfer student Fred Rogers (one day to be of Mister Rogers Neighborhood fame) around the campus and the town of Winter Park. And so were planted seeds that would blossom into a lifetime relationship of love, and an adventure beyond their dreams.
Join us as we walk through the same streets as Fred and Joanne, see their sites and Florida home, and hear the heart-touching stories of a love affair for the ages which began and continued in beautiful Winter Park on the Fred & Joanne – A Winter Park Love Story walking tour.
The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes
Mister Rogers tours departing meet in the lobby of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Building, located at 151 W Lyman Avenue, Winter Park 32789. There is free parking near both buildings and along the local streets in the area. If coming from the I-Drive or Orlando tourist zones, you may want to allow at least 45 minutes travel time depending on your departure location; check your GPS, Waze, Google Maps or other apps so you can be sure to join our tour in plenty of time.
This tour operates on various days. Check the schedule on this page for exact details.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled tour to check in. There are no refunds or partial credits for guests who are late to the tour or no-shows. Tours depart rain or shine!
A private tour (ten or more) can be designed for your group to deliver a customized, extraordinary evening! For groups of ten or more, please contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org or (407) 986-8687 to create your unforgettable visit!
You may receive a full or partial refund by notifying us via email at email@example.com of the cancellation. No refunds shall be issued for cancellations not received at least 24 hours in advance of the starting time and date of your tour. Please review your Terms and Conditions document for other cancellation provisions.
The world-famous “Temple” orange was discovered in Winter Park and developed in the surrounding groves. The original tree still stands on private property within the city.
This Mister Rogers walking tour is only offered in English. Florida weather varies throughout the year, so you may want to check the forecast and plan to dress accordingly. Tours operate rain or shine! We suggest wearing comfortable shoes and bringing an umbrella if there is a chance of rain.