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Sam Bell Maxey State Historic House Site

812 S Church St, Paris, TX 75460-7112
+1 903-785-5716
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Great old house

The tour was great and informative. The furnishings are original to the house which is fantastic... read more

Reviewed June 30, 2018
donna_tx52
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Dallas, Texas
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Visit At the Maxey House

We stopped here during a weekend, beautiful house! We took the guided tour, they do a wonderful job... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2018
Oudakontrol1
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Seattle, Washington
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In 1868, Samuel Bell Maxey and his family moved into their fashionable new home on the south side of Paris, Texas. Built in the High Italianate style, the two-story frame structure was a proper home for the West Point-educated Mexican War veteran, Confederate general, and two-term U.S. senator. Maxey and his wife Matilda hosted many distinguished guests and the house soon became the town's social center. Today, the home showcases original family furnishings, clothing, and letters, which provide visual voices for three successive generations.
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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812 S Church St, Paris, TX 75460-7112
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Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

The tour was great and informative. The furnishings are original to the house which is fantastic. This is a must-see when visiting in Paris Texas.

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Reviewed April 30, 2018

We stopped here during a weekend, beautiful house! We took the guided tour, they do a wonderful job describing the Maxey Family and all the details behind the house. Highly recommend if you are in the area.

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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here because we like to tour homes and learn about the people in the area who played a major role in the town. This house met our expectations. It was built in 1868 and still has some of the original furniture. Sandra did...More

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Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

Quaint find, historic treasure that needs some more attention. Good stop for Texas residents to learn a little more state and local history. Due to renovations needed the tour is 30 minutes or so.

Thank Joseph M
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Reviewed August 20, 2017

This is a beautiful historic home with a history as big as Texas. You'll learn about Sam Bell Maxey and the important role he played in Texas history, along with the history of others who've lived in this home. While the tour is informative, you...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

Drove by the house and took pictures, and drive away. I'm glad I decided to go back and take the tour. It was very informative of the Maxey Family and The Civil War. The tour guide was very informative and answered all our questions, some...More

1  Thank Mitchell M
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Reviewed April 22, 2017

Driving through town on the way to Eiffel Tower, we came across the Sam Bell Maxey house. It's a page out of post-Civil War Texas and a nice example of Victorian architecture with Italian influence. Much of the place is restored but still a good...More

1  Thank Larry A
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Reviewed April 12, 2017

Great stop for history in the Paris area. Restored home and grounds with many artifacts on display, and events throughout the year.

1  Thank Enloe M
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Reviewed November 2, 2016

I did not visit in December of 2015; it would not let me chose the actual date. Wonderful people and beautiful restoration of this wonderful landmark. Worth a visit if your in Paris, Texas.

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Reviewed June 18, 2016

First you need to know they start tours at the top of the hour and the last one starts at 3PM. The doors will be locked except for then. The grounds can be toured at anytime however. The house has been renovated and added on...More

3  Thank HavocDog
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