Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site

Period sofa and portrait. Exterior of the Maxey house. Magnifier on a book. Kids help in the kitchen.

812 South Church St.
Paris, TX 75460
GPS: N33° 39' 13.8" W95° 33' 16.7"
903-785-5716
sam-bell-maxey@thc.texas.gov

 

Driving map to the Maxey House.

Built in the High Victorian Italianate style in 1868, the two-story Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site in Paris, Texas was the family residence of Sam Bell Maxey, a Mexican War veteran, Confederate general, and two-term U.S. senator. Maxey and his wife Marilda raised their family and hosted many distinguished guests in this home, which was commonly regarded as a town social center. 

Upcoming Events

July 17

Sprinkler Party

Summer heat got you down? Get cooled off at the Sam Bell Maxey House’s Summer Sprinkler Parties! It’s your chance to run through sprinklers on the Maxey House grounds! In addition to the sprinklers, there will be other water-themed games and...

August 7

Sprinkler Party

Summer heat got you down? Get cooled off at the Sam Bell Maxey House’s Summer Sprinkler Parties! It’s your chance to run through sprinklers on the Maxey House grounds! In addition to the sprinklers, there will be other water-themed games and...

August 10

Livingston's Night at the Museum

Livingston the Lion, a stuffed animal from the late 1800s, is hosting a sleepover for your stuffed animal, doll, or action figure on the night of Friday, August 10th at the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site.  Sign-in will be at the Maxey...