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Leesburg Visitor and Welcome Center

Leesburg Area Chamber of Commerce opens in the Historic Mote-Morris House.

Leesburg, Florida – On Thursday, March 16, 2017, at 5:30 p.m, Leesburg Area Chamber of Commerce will open its doors as the new Leesburg Visitor and Welcome Center located at 1195 W. Magnolia St., the Mote-Morris House.  The Leesburg Area Chamber of Commerce office has approximately 3,000 visitors a year inquiring about Leesburg. The Chamber has partnered with the Leesburg Heritage Society to stage the house for self-guided tours and open as the Leesburg Visitor and Welcome Center.

The Mote-Morris House, was built in 1892 for eight-term Leesburg Mayor, Edward H. Mote, and his wife Lucretia, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.   In 1918, the home was sold to John S. and May James Morris and a member of the Morris family would live in the house for the next 70 years.

The Mote-Morris House is a fine example of late Victorian Architecture.  It is a combination of styles, including its four-story turret, and two-story bay on the east side of the house.  It is one of only a few original residences remaining. The house was built shortly after the town was platted and has had only minor changes in its 125-year history.

Leesburg Visitor and Welcome Center will host self-guided tours Monday thru Friday from 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Large groups are welcome with reservation. To reserve your tour today, please call 352-787-2131.

Join us Thursday, March 16th at 5:30 p.m. for the Leesburg Area Chamber of Commerce’s March Business After Hours and Open House as we celebrate 125 years of Mote-Morris House history, a historical Leesburg treasure!

Promoting Progress and Profit in the Leesburg Area!

For more information, please contact maria@leesburgchamber.com. Visit leesburgchamber.com.


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