Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site

Bedroom Dining room Parlor Exterior

812 South Church St.
Paris, TX 75460
903-785-5716
sam-bell-maxey@thc.texas.gov

 

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

June 25

Fairy Garden Workshop

All ages are invited to come make a Fairy Garden. All supplies will be provided, all you need bring is your imagination!

$10 per Fairy Garden

Reservation required. Make your reservations today by calling 903-785-5716.

July 2

Independence Day Celebration!


Start your Independence Day celebrations with a FREE event at the Maxey House! We will have patriotic crafts, lawn games, and make s’mores. Give us a call at 903-785-5716 for more info!

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...

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