Mister Rogers Walking Tour + Boat Trip

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$62.00

Tour Overview

Welcome to our Winter Park neighborhood on this beautiful day! While many well known celebrities have passed through this beautiful village over its rich history, probably no one impacted, and was impacted by, Winter Park more than Fred McFeely Rogers, lovingly known the world over to millions of people as the unforgettable host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood for over 50 years now.

Come along on our Mister Rogers Walking Tour as we visit the heart of town where Fred and his lifetime sweetheart, Sara Joanne Byrd Rogers, fell in love while in college and spent many years later in life! You’ll learn fascinating tidbits about how Fred was motivated by a mural in Winter Park to begin a lifetime ministry of serving others. Walk in the same places that Fred and Joanne did through different seasons of their life, as you come to better understand what inspired this legendary man to leave his unique mark on the world.

Learn about notable locations such as Fred’s dorm, the plaque that shaped his life, and many more meaningful spots.

This tour also includes a cruise on the Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour as part of your visit where you’ll see awe-inspiring mansions and estates of past and current business leaders and celebrities, including one of the homes that Fred lived in!

 

Tour Includes:

  • 90 Minute – 2 Hour Guided Walking Tour in the Winter Park Footsteps of Fred Rogers.
  • 1 Hour Cruise Along the Canals and Lakes of Winter Park.
  • Heavily discounted prices for children! 
  • Legendary stories from Mister Rogers’ time in Winter Park as a student and later as a humble television celebrity.
  • Historical information about the Winter Park area, a big part of Fred and Joanne’s world.
  • 10% discount for your next Original Orlando Tours adventure (valid for 30 days).
  • Every person age 2 and above on the tour must have a ticket. Children 6 and under must wear a life jacket on the boat.
    • Adult Ticket: 13+
    • Child Ticket: 4-12
    • Infant Ticket: 2-3
  • Earn SUNNY PERKS REWARDSTM.
  • Please reserve in advance.
  • Confirmations will be sent within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability.

Exclusions and Extras:

  • Tour guide gratuity is not included in the booking price.

Season/Time:

The tour lasts approximately 3 hours.

Tours which depart after 5:00pm and on Sundays originate from the benches in front of the City of Winter Park Administrative Building, located at 401 South Park Avenue (southwest corner of South Park Avenue and West Lyman Avenue), Winter Park 32789. Mister Rogers tours departing at all other times (i.e. before 5:00pm, Monday – Saturday) 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 and times each month. 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!

Private and Large Groups:

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 sbradley@originalorlando.com or (407) 986-8687 to create your unforgettable visit!

Cancellation Policy:

You may receive a full or partial refund by notifying us via email at info@originalorlando.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.

Sunny’s Local Tips and Bits:

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. 

Other:

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.

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  • Mari Ellis

    1 Review
    ""Amazing Story!""
    I don’t what else to say, but this tour far exceeded my expectations, and the boat was the perfect ending. Wish I could post my pictures.
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  • Heidi, Windermere FL

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    "WOW! Who new????"
    Growing up here in Central Florida, I had no idea how much time Mister Rogers and his wife spent in Winter Park! I must have driven past his house hundreds of time and had no idea he might have been in there writing scripts for the Neighborhood. This was a great surprise and well done by Michael and Rich. The boat was fun too, but I am still blown away by what I learned earlier today. If you are a fan of Mister Rogers at all, please, please do yourself a favor and check this out especially if you are a local. You will be blown away too.
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  • The Bevers

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    "A Beautiful Neighborhood"
    So interesting about Mr. ROgers! We really enjoyed the tour and the boat ride afterwards was perfect! Thank you Michael!
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  • Victoria Albers, The Villages

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    "Great day!"
    I've done the boat before and it is always a nice treat, but I so pleasantly surprised to learn how much Mr. Rogers was connected to Winter Park. Nicely done team Original Orlando Tours once again! (I also recommend the food tour with this company. It was also a lovely time).
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  • Kevin Borowsky Braddock Hills PA

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    "Happy yinzers here!!!!!!!!!!"
    We knew Mr. Rogers in Pittsburgh and I watched the show all the time but there was so much I learned today that I never knew. Rich was our guide and was also from the ‘burgh and so that was cool too. Yinz rock on this tour and RIP Fred. Go Steelers!
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  • Kali Wesson, Aliquippa PA

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    "Pleasant surprise!"
    I grew up with Mr. Rogers Neighborhood and we were pleasantly surprised to learn this tour existed. Even hubby thought it was well done and he never heard of him (I know, still scratching my head on that one). The guides were so nice and really knew their stuff. I even got a picture in front of the neighborhood sign that was so awesome. I liked the boat ride too and really appreciate Sarah giving us cold water bottles for the ride. It's hard to compete with Avatar at Disney but this was my second favorite thing of all the stuff we did this week and that says a lot! Thank you Sarah. We'll be back next year for another tour I promise. -Kali
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  • Elaine Closten, Fernandina Beach

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    "What a Beautiful Testament to a Fantastic Person!"
    Very moving tribute to a wonderful and kind man. I had no idea how much Mr. Rogers and his wife were connected to Winter Park - that was a complete and terrific surprise. People like Fred Rogers should be honored and remembered and Rich and Michael did a fantastic job telling his story and honoring his legacy. We need to keep Fred's legacy alive. Thank you.
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