812 South Church St.
Paris, TX 75460
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.
Welcome Week: City of Paris Elected Officials
The Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site invites City of Paris Elected Officials to visit the Maxey House! Join us for a special tour of the Maxey House between Saturday, June 3 and Friday, June 9 at no cost to you*. Site hours are Tuesday to...
Welcome Week: Paris, North Lamar, and Chisum ISD Staff
The Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site invites Paris, North Lamar, and Chisum ISD staff to visit the Maxey House! Join us for a special tour of the Maxey House between Saturday, June 10 and Friday, June 16 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at no cost...
Donuts with Dad
Join us for a FREE Father's Day celebration of Dads, Dads-to-be, and the Dads we've found (or who found us) on life's way!
On June 17th from 9:00-11:00, the Sam Bell Maxey House will be celebrating with complimentary donuts, milk, coffee...
From the Blog
By Alysha Richardson, Site Manager, Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site
Restoration happens in many shapes and forms, but there is something special about the process of restoring historic gardens to capture their past beauty. To happen accurately, it takes a lot of research to identify the correct plants. As site manager, I get to see firsthand the work it takes to restore a ...
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