Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site

Bedroom Dining room Parlor Exterior

812 South Church St.
Paris, TX 75460
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

February 11

Vintage Valentines Workshop (Morning)

Join us at the Sam Bell Maxey House from 10:00 am or 2:00 pm to make your own Victorian-style Valentine and tour the Maxey House! The workshop is FREE.

While you are here, stop and view the historic Valentine's letters that belong to the...

February 11

Vintage Valentines Workshop (Afternoon)

Join us at the Sam Bell Maxey House from 10:00 am or 2:00 pm to make your own Victorian-style Valentine and tour the Maxey House! The workshop is FREE.

While you are here, stop and view the historic Valentine's letters that belong to the...

March 14

Build Your Own Terrarium

Join us at the Maxey House during Spring Break to Build Your Own Terrarium!

We will creating terrariums for three days, March 14, 15, and 16 at 2:00 pm. Choose which day works best for you!

$10 per person
Ages 5-13 (An adult...

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