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"


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 7

Maxey House Art Day

On October 7th, the public is invited to the Maxey House for a day of art.  Visitors can spend time inside the house sketching, drawing, or photographing their favorite artifact or room, as well as artifacts that will be brought out from storage...

October 10

Late Nite with Livingston

Join Livingston the Lion at the Maxey House on the second Tuesday of each month for a themed story and crafts!  Cost is $2.00 per child.

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October 15

Maxey House Book Club

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 15th, we will be reading and discussing The Strange Case of Dr....