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

October 7

East Texas Photography Event

Join us for an afternoon of East Texas photography! We will be exhibiting Paris locals Angel Girl Photography and Troy Phoenix as well as rarely seen Maxey Collection photographs. Tickets are $5 (cash preferred) and includes a self-guided tour of...

October 8

Texas Archeology Day at the Maxey House

October is Texas Archeology Month! Join us on October 8 at 3:00 to 4:00 pm as we appreciate our history with FREE activities for kids including including:

Mini Dig: How do archeologists find what objects ancient humans left behind? In this...

October 22

Maxey After Dark: Spiritualism Event

The Sam Bell Maxey House invites you to a Maxey After Dark Spiritualism Event! Experience an evening of Victorian Spiritualism with a Séance Scene, Tarot Card Reading, Palm Reading, Treats, and More! Tickets are $5.00 per person

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