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

May 1

Historic Sites Free Day

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) will offer FREE admission to all 20 THC state historic sites on Sunday, May 1st, including the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site in Paris, Texas.  Stop by the Sam Bell Maxey House between 9 a.m. and 4...

May 31

Late Nite at the Site: Family Game Nite

On May 31, come on out for Family Game Nite. Families and friends are invited to challenge each other to various lawn games set up outside on the grounds as well as historic board and parlor games inside the house.  Try your hand at lawn bowling...

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...