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

November 29


Join us as for Thankmas as we wrap up the Thanksgiving holiday and kick off the Christmas season!

The day after Thanksgiving, we’ll have outdoor yard games (assuming good weather) set out on the Maxey House lawn! 

We’ll also have...

December 6

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...

December 14

Christmas at the Maxey House

Stop by the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site on Saturday, December 14th from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. for a jolly good time during the site’s annual “Christmas at the Maxey House.”

 Visitors will step into a Victorian family’s home in the...

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