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

March 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...

March 10

Spring Break - Things with Strings

Need something to do with the kids for Spring Break? We’ve got you covered at the Maxey House’s “Step Into Spring” Spring Break Event! Starting on March 10 through March 13, the Maxey House will have different activities and crafts each day for...

March 11

Spring Break - Art Day

Need something to do with the kids for Spring Break? We’ve got you covered at the Maxey House’s “Step Into Spring” Spring Break Event! Starting on March 10 through March 13, the Maxey House will have different activities and crafts each day for...

Photo Gallery

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