Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site

Bedroom Dining room Parlor Exterior

812 South Church St.
Paris, TX 75460


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

July 7

Maxey House Book Club

Join us as we continue the Maxey House Book Club! Every month, we will get together at the Maxey House and discuss a different book. On July 7, we will be discussing The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.

Please note that it is up to the...

July 16

Water Balloon Fest!!

Anyone else feeling the Texas heat yet? Beat the heat with a WATER BALLOON FEST at the Maxey House!!

Wear your bathing suits and join us at 2:00 pm on July 16th as we toss balloons, enjoy some wacky water balloon races, and play some yard...

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