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

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...

December 19

Livingston's Visit with St. Nick

Livingston invited St. Nicholas to the Maxey House to spend an evening with all his special friends.  During the event on Thursday, December 19th, from 6-8 p.m., children will make Christmas-themed crafts and listen to A Visit from St. Nicholas,...

December 21

Yuletide Magic at the Maxey House

Did you know the word ‘yule’ actually comes from the Old Norse word jol, a festival from before Christianity that marked the winter solstice?  Swing on by the Maxey House from 12-4 on December 21st and ‘ho-ho-hoedown’ with us as we craft some...

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