812 South Church St.
Paris, TX 75460
GPS: N33° 39' 13.8" W95° 33' 16.7"
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.
Livingston the Lion, a stuffed animal from the late 1800s, is hosting a sleepover for your stuffed animal, doll, or action figure on the night of Friday, August 6th at the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site.
Sign-in will be at the...
All ages are invited to come and make a Fairy Garden. All supplies will be provided, all you have to bring is your imagination!
The cost is $15 per Fairy Garden.
Make your reservations today by calling 903-785-5716. Spots...
From the Blog
By Alysha Richardson, Site Manager, Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site
Restoration happens in many shapes and forms, but there is something special about the process of restoring historic gardens to capture their past beauty. To happen accurately, it takes a lot of research to identify the correct plants. As site manager, I get to see firsthand the work it takes to restore a ...
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