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

July 26

Late Nite at the Site: Trivia Nite

On July 26, come on out for Trivia Nite. Visitors are invited to test their knowledge in a trivia night at the Maxey House. Friends and family can form teams to compete against others in a trivia game on the site’s grounds. Visitors are...

July 29

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, July 29 at the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site. Sign-in will be at the Maxey House...

August 30

Late Nite at the Site: Family Game Nite

On August 30, come on out for Family Game Nite.  Families and friends are invited to challenge each other to various lawn games set up outside on the grounds as well as historic board and parlor games inside the house. Try your hand at lawn...