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 1

Gravestone Symbols and their Meanings in Evergreen

As part of Archeology Month, the Sam Bell Maxey House is presenting "Gravestone Symbols and their Meanings in Evergreen."

Gravestones are very personal things, used to represent the people that they honor. In the past, different symbols...

October 4

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 8

Maxey House Art Day

On October 8th, the public is invited to the Maxey House for a day of art from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can spend time inside the house sketching, drawing, or photographing their favorite artifact or room, as well as artifacts that will be...