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

October 9

Archeology Day!

Join us at the Maxey House to learn about archaeology, participate in a mock dig, and make your own pinch pot to take home! While you are out and about, check out the site grounds and learn where buildings and features of the past once stood. Not...

October 23

Maxey After Dark

It is said things look different in the dark, and that is true of the Sam Bell Maxey House, especially around Halloween. The Maxey House will be open late on October 23 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for “Maxey After Dark.” Visitors are invited to step...

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