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

August 12

Livingston's Back-to-School Sleepover

Livingston the Lion and the Maxey House staff invite children to bring a favorite stuffed animal, doll, or action figure to the Maxey House for a special Back-to-School sleepover designed just for the toys!

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