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"
903-785-5716
sam-bell-maxey@thc.texas.gov

 

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 1

Gravestone Symbols and their Meaning in Evergreen Cemetery

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 1

Gravestone Symbols and their Meanings in Clarksville Cemetery

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

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

October 4

Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Series

Looking for something to do over your lunch?  Join us at the Maxey House for fun and educational discussions during our Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Series.  On the first Friday of every month, speakers from and around Paris will be on site to discuss...

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