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"


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 9

Sam's Summer Science Series

Join us every Thursday from June 9 to July 28 at 3:00 pm for Sam's Summer Science Series!! We will have a short lesson about the history and science behind of each topic followed by a craft (while supplies last). Sam's Summer Science Series is...

June 18

Donuts with Dad: Father's Day Event

Join us for a FREE Father's Day celebration of Dads, Dads-to-be, and the Dads we've found (or who found us) on life's way!

On June 18th from 9:00-11:00, the Sam Bell Maxey House will be celebrating with complimentary donuts, milk, coffee...

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.

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