Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site

Bedroom Dining room Parlor Exterior

812 South Church St.
Paris, TX 75460


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

September 30

Maxey House's Day of Play

The Maxey House is thrilled to be a participating museum of Nickelodeon's Our World: Worldwide Day of Play. Come to the Maxey House on September 30 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm to enjoy an afternoon of yard games, scavenger hunts, and Victorian toy...

October 7

Welcome Week: Public Works and Public Utilities

The Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site invites city of Paris Public Works and Public Utilities to visit the Maxey House! Join us for a special tour of the Maxey House between Saturday, October 7 and Friday, October 13 from 9:00 am to 4:00...

October 7

Texas Archeology Day at the Maxey House (Morning)

October is Texas Archeology Month! Join us on October 7 at 10:00 and 2:00 pm as we appreciate our history with FREE activities for kids including including:

Artifact Sorting: How do archeologists decide when people lived based on what they...

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