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

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...

September 6

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.

September 10

Stroll n Roll

The Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site is participating in the Red River Valley Tourism Association's Stroll n Roll again this year on Saturday, September 10. Tours of the Maxey House will be offered FREE of charge during the event. Tours...