Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site

Period sofa and portrait. Exterior of the Maxey house. Magnifier on a book. Kids help in the kitchen.

812 South Church St.
Paris, TX 75460
GPS: N33° 39' 13.8" W95° 33' 16.7"


Driving map to the Maxey House.

Built in the High Victorian Italianate style in 1868, the two-story Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site in Paris, Texas was the family residence of Sam Bell Maxey, a Mexican War veteran, Confederate general, and two-term U.S. senator. Maxey and his wife Marilda raised their family and hosted many distinguished guests in this home, which was commonly regarded as a town social center. 

Upcoming Events

June 21

Late Nite at the Site: Sketch Nite

On June 21, come on out for Sketch Nite. Please note that the hours for Sketch Nite are extended. This event runs from 4 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. The public is invited to the Maxey House for a night of art. Visitors can spend time inside the house...

July 26

Late Nite at the Site: Trivia Nite

On July 26, come on out for Trivia Nite. Visitors are invited to test their knowledge in a trivia night at the Maxey House. Friends and family can form teams to compete against others in a trivia game on the site’s grounds. Visitors are...

July 29

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, July 29 at the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site. Sign-in will be at the Maxey House...