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Welcome Neighbor! The Mister Rogers Walking Tour

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$38.00

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.

 

Tour Includes:

  • 90 Minute – 2 Hour Guided Walking Tour in the Winter Park Footsteps of Fred Rogers.
  • Children go free! Up to two children per adult can attend the tour for free.
  • 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 significant part of Fred and Joanne’s life.
  • 10% discount for your next Original Orlando Tours adventure (valid for 30 days).
  • Every person above age 2 on the tour must have a ticket.
  • Earn SUNNY PERKS REWARDSTM.
  • Please reserve in advance.
  • Confirmations will be sent within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability.

Exclusions and Extras:

  • This tour does not include the 1 hour cruise long the canals and lakes of Winter Park.
  • our guide gratuity is not included in the booking price.

Season/Time:

The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes – 2 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) 710-2929 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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  • Helen Gray

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    "Beautilful story and tour!"
    I grew of watching Mr. Rogers Neighborhood so this was fascinating for me. There was so much of his story that I had no idea about. I just really enjoyed everything about this tour. Sign me up again on my next trip to Orlando.
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  • "Wow!!!"
    I'm a mix of emotions as I write this. My heart is so warmed after learning more about Fred Rogers and so sad that he is gone and that I didn't appreciate him more all these years. This tour is a beautiful testament to Fred and Joanne and their time in Winter Park. Highly recommended.
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  • "I think Mr. Rogers is smiling right now"
    Insightful, warm and tenderly delivered...just like Fred Rogers would give the tour himself. Kudos for offering this tribute to a true American hero...loved every moment of it.
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  • "Another Home Run - Love it Guys!"
    First we did the Original Orlando food tour and then we got a 10% off coupon to do a second tour so we came back to do the Mister Rogers tour. Both were outstanding, but different. Fred Rogers was amazing and I know his and Joann's story is going to stick with me for a while. It was cool walking in the same places they did while hearing their story. I'm still thinking about it. How are you going to top these two, Original Orlando Tours??? 🙂
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  • Roland O

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    "10/10"
    Really enjoyed even though we were locals.
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