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"
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

April 20

Easter at the Maxey House

Come and enjoy various Easter activities at the Sam Bell Maxey House during Easter at the Maxey House on Saturday, April 20th, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.  Admission is free for all of the activities on the grounds.  The regular admission fees apply for...

May 5

State Historic Sites Free Day

Celebrate THC State Historic Sites Free Day on May 5!

In celebration of National Preservation Month and Texas Travel and Tourism Week, the THC will offer free admission to state historic sites on Sunday, May 5...

May 5

Historic Sites Day

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) will offer FREE admission to all 22 THC state historic sites on Sunday, May 5, including the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site in Paris, Texas.

Join us at the Sam Bell Maxey House State...

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