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

October 21

Maxey House Book Club: The Silent Companions

Join us as we continue the Maxey House Book Club! Every month, we will get together and discuss a different book. We will meet in person in the Maxey House at 3 p.m.  On October 21st, we will be reading and discussing The Silent Companions by...

October 27

A Bewitching Affair at the Maxey House

Did you know that Halloween was not always about costumes and trick-or-treating? To turn-of-the-twentieth century Americans, it was a holiday for love and romance. Come learn about and participate in old-time Halloween traditions and games on...

October 27

Maxey by Candlelight

It is said things look different in the dark, and that is true of the Sam Bell Maxey House, especially around Halloween. The Maxey House will be open late on October 27 from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. for “Maxey by Candlelight.” Visitors are invited to...