Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site

Bedroom Dining room Parlor Exterior

812 South Church St.
Paris, TX 75460
GPS: N33° 39' 13.8" W95° 33' 16.7"


Driving map to the Maxey House.

Sam Bell Maxey was a Mexican War veteran, former Confederate general, and future U.S. Senator when his family moved into their fashionable, newly built home on the south side of Paris in 1868. In this home, the Maxey family navigated the political and social landscape from Reconstruction Era Texas through the start of the First World War. The home’s newly restored interiors showcase original family furnishings, clothing, and letters. These give insight into the lives of the three generations of the family that bore witness to Reconstruction’s challenging legacy.

Upcoming Events

October 26

A Bewitching Affair at the Maxey House

Did you know that Halloween was not always about costumes and trick-or-treating? To turn-of-the-twentieth century Americans, it was a holiday for love and romance. Come learn about and participate in old-time Halloween traditions and games on...

October 26

Maxey by Candlelight

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 26 from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. for “Maxey by Candlelight.” Visitors are invited to...

October 31

Trick or Treat with Livingston

Calling all Mummies, Daddies, and Kiddies!  Join us at the Maxey House on Thursday, October 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a Halloween Open House.  There will be plenty of Halloween-themed crafts and games for all to enjoy, and to prevent any...

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