Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site

Bedroom Dining room Parlor Exterior

812 South Church St.
Paris, TX 75460


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 10

Welcome Week: Paris, North Lamar, and Chisum ISD Staff

The Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site invites Paris, North Lamar, and Chisum ISD staff to visit the Maxey House! Join us for a special tour of the Maxey House between Saturday, June 10 and Friday, June 16 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at no cost...

June 17

Donuts with Dad

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 17th from 9:00-11:00, the Sam Bell Maxey House will be celebrating with complimentary donuts, milk, coffee...

July 1

Mosaic Coaster Workshop

Join us for a fun mosaic coaster craft at the Maxey House! 

Saturday, July 1 at 10:00 am
$5 per person
All ages are welcome!

Reservations required:

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