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

May 8

Mother's Day Par-Tea!

We have a lot of fun brewing! Join us on May 8th for a pre-Mother's Day tea party. Enjoy teas, coffee, and treats on the lawn of the Sam Bell Maxey House as Marilda and Sallie Lee would have! Take a stroll around the newly restored Formal Rose...

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