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

January 25

Souper Social

Feed your tummy and your brain at the upcoming Souper Social, hosted by the Sam Bell Maxey House and the Lamar County Genealogical Society and Library.  The Souper Social will take place on Saturday, January 25 from 12-2 p.m. at the Depot...

February 7

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...

February 13

Late Night with Livingston

Livingston runs for President!

An upcoming three-day weekend? What could be better than that?
Presidents’ Day celebrates the birthday of our first president, George Washington, but in recent years, it has become a time to celebrate...

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