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"
903-785-5716
sam-bell-maxey@thc.state.tx.us

 

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

February 21

Maxey House Book Club: The Picture of Dorian Gray

Join us as we continue the Maxey House Book Club! Every month, we will get together and discuss a different book. We will meet in person in the Maxey House at 3 p.m. On February 21st, we will be reading and discussing The Picture of Dorian Gray ...

March 20

Maxey House Book Club: Fair and Tender Ladies

Join us as we continue the Maxey House Book Club! Every month, we will get together and discuss a different book. We will meet in person in the Maxey House at 3 p.m. On March 20th, we will be reading and discussing Fair and Tender Ladies by Lee...

March 26

Easter at the Maxey House

Enjoy Easter activities at the Sam Bell Maxey House on Saturday, March 26th, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Admission is free for all activities on the grounds. The regular admission fees apply for tours of the historic house museum.

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