5 Interesting Facts About the Lizzie Borden House
Play detective inside one of America's most infamous crime scenes during your visit.
On August 4th, 1892, Andrew and Abby Borden were brutally hacked with a weapon assumed to be a hatchet. The prime suspect in these gruesome murders was Andrew Borden's daughter, Lizzie. However, the crime remains unsolved to this day, as no one has been charged for the Borden murders. Other known suspects include Lizzie's uncle John V. Morse, her sister Emma Borden, and Bridget Sullivan, the maid of the Borden household. However, the crime remains unsolved to this day, as no one has been charged for the Borden murders.
Peer into the past and discover preserved crime scene artifacts when visiting the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast Museum in Fall River, MA. View the actual 1892 crime scene at the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast Museum, an experience filled with chilling moments. Play detective inside one of America's most infamous crime scenes during your visit. Spend the night, if you dare, and possibly experience some paranormal activity yourself.
“I was in Emma's room, lying on the bed. I was writing in my journal with the peace and quiet, just trying to get a feel for what it was like for the girls back then. Suddenly the shade sprung up! It was the shade from the curtains in Emma’s room," states Deborah Valentine, a long-time volunteer of the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast Museum.
Murder in the Well:
The troubled past of the Borden family dates back further than Lizzie Borden. Eliza Darling Borden, the wife of Lizzie Borden’s grandfather Abraham Bowen Borden, murdered her three children by dropping them down a well and then committed suicide.
These shocking murders all took place at the home that later became the Andrew Borden House. Guests have reported paranormal activity on the second and third floors of the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast Museum and sometimes leave toys for the ghostly children. Some claimed to hear the laughter of children when spending the night in the Bridget Sullivan room.
Victorian Mourning Jewelry:
One unique Victorian custom was designing jewelry and artwork in remembrance of a deceased person, often incorporating human hair from the dearly departed. This picture frame from the 1800s is an example of the artwork Lizzie once adored, also created from the hair follicles of death.
The Andrew Borden Couch:
Re-create the infamous murder scene by taking a photo on the sofa. Although this isn't the original couch, it still brings to life a vivid actualization of where
Andrew's death took place. (Interesting to note: Andrew Borden himself owned a furniture business.)
Antique Kitchen Stove:
Eat breakfast like a Borden. This antique stove tracing back to the early 1900s is used for cooking breakfast for overnight guests at the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast Museum.
Elizabeth Montgomery Dress:
See the replica dress from the filming of "The Legend of Lizzie Borden." The dress and movie were both made in 1975. As odd as it may sound, Elizabeth Montgomery, the actress playing Lizzie Borden, was found to be six cousins once removed from Lizzie Borden.
Hours and tour information:
Location: 230 2nd Street, Fall River, MA. 02721
Contact: 508-675-7333 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Daily tours are offered year-round between 10 am to 3 pm
(Allow approximately 60 minutes for each tour)
Holiday hours may vary. Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas Day
Guests looking for the Bed and Breakfast can make a reservation online
Adults (18+): $22
Seniors (60+): $20
Children: (7-15): $17
Under Age 7: Free
By Digital Content Intern, Joshua Camara
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