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

July 31

Picnic Saturdays

Bring your lunch (and a friend!) each Saturday from May 15 to the end of July for a picnic at the Maxey House! 

Enjoy the beautiful outdoors, check out the newly restored and replanted formal garden, get some fresh air, and swing in our...

July 31

Morse Code Crafting

Come learn about the history and use of the Morse Code as you craft your own hidden message bracelet! 

 All supplies will be provided for this FREE event, we just need YOU. 

If you can, let us know you are coming by calling 903-...

August 6

Livingston's Night at the Museum!

Livingston the Lion, a stuffed animal from the late 1800s, is hosting a sleepover for your stuffed animal, doll, or action figure on the night of Friday, August 6th at the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site.
will be at the...

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