Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Leesburg’s New Visitor and Welcome Center Opens

The Leesburg Area Chamber of Commerce officially opened its doors in March as the new Leesburg Visitor and Welcome Center. Located in the historic Mote-Morris House at 1195 W. Magnolia St., the chamber has approximately 3,000 visitors annually inquiring about living and doing business in Leesburg.

Since the house will now be occupied daily, there will be self-guided tours Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm. Large groups are welcome, but will need to make a reservation by calling 352.787.2131.

The 125-year-old house is a combination of architectural styles, primarily Victorian, with its four-story turret and the two-story bay on the east side of the house. The Mote-Morris House is one of the few original Leesburg residences. Built in 1892 for Edward and Lucretia Mote, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. John and May James Morris bought it in 1918, and a member of the Morris family occupied it for the next 70 years.

Promoting progress and profit in the Leesburg area, the Chamber of Commerce is pleased to have its offices in such a beautiful place with so much history. For information about the chamber, contact or visit