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Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Walking Tour

Explore the neighborhood that shaped Mister Rogers on this self-guided walking tour of Rollins College, and find out how we’re keeping his legacy alive on America’s most beautiful campus. Along the way, you’ll experience exclusive Mister Rogers memorabilia and artwork and get a feel for how we’re educating the next generation of global citizens and responsible leaders. In honor of Fred's birthday, the tour will be offered from March 1-April 5, Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Pick up a map at Olin Library (Stop 1) or print the downloadable map below. To enhance your tour experience, download the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Walking Audio Tour. Contact External Relations at 407-646-1520 or rmhopkins@rollins.edu for details.

Mister Rogers’ sweater and shoes at Rollins Olin Library.

1. Olin Library

A rare collection of books, handwritten letters, photographs, a sweater knitted by Fred Rogers’ mother and worn on his show, and a pair of his famous sneakers can be viewed March 1 - April 5 in the lobby of Olin Library or by appointment in the archives - archives@rollins.edu or 407-646-2421.

A picture of the Life is for Service plaque at Rollins College.

2. Life is for Service Plaque

The “Life is for Service” plaque that inspired Fred Rogers as a student is engraved in marble near Strong Hall. He carried a photo of the engraving in his wallet for the rest of his life.

Mister Rogers’ stone on the Rollins Walk of Fame.

3. Walk of Fame

A stone placed in Rogers’ honor in March 1991 can be found in front of Lyman Hall, his old residence hall. See if you can find it among the other internationally known honorees (hint: it’s between Beethoven and Edith Wharton). The stone is from his hometown of Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

A painting of Fred Rogers that hangs in the Tiedtke Concert Hall.

4. Tiedtke Concert Hall and Virginia S. and W.W. Nelson Department of Music

A large portrait painted by local artist Don Sondag hangs proudly in the Fred Rogers Lobby. Here he is wearing his red sweater and putting on his sneakers. Please enter quietly as classes are in session.

A photo depicting a sculpture of Fred Rogers at Rollins College.

5. “A Beautiful Day for a Neighbor” Sculpture

Created by renowned British Sculptor Paul Day, this 360-degree outdoor sculpture stands over 7 feet tall and weighs more than 3,000 pounds.

Map of campus with stops labeled for the walking tour

Walking Tour Map

This printable map will guide you through the five stops on the Mister Rogers’ neighborhood walking tour.

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