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 25

Late Nite at the Site

Looking for something to do on a Tuesday night?  Stop by the Sam Bell Maxey House! Every Tuesday, the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site will be open to visitors until 8 p.m.

October 29

Into the Silent Land: Memorization, Grief, and the American Way of Death

Join the Maxey House as we welcome Hal Simon, Texas Historical Commission Interpretive Specialist, for his presentation entitled "Into the Silent Land: Memorialization, Grief, and the American Way of Death" on Saturday, October 29 at 3 p.m.


October 29

Maxey After Dark

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 29 from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. for “Maxey After Dark.” Visitors are invited to step...