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LIZZIE BORDEN BED & BREAKFAST
Fall River, MA
This is the house where Lizzie Borden’s father and stepmother were murdered with an ax in 1892. Though Borden was acquitted of the infamous crimes, she became an outcast in her hometown of Fall River, where many continued to believe she had viciously murdered her own parents in cold blood. The home is now a bed and breakfast,
The Borden house at 92 Second Street in the late 1800s
From 1874 to 1892, the house was the property of Andrew Borden, Lizzie’s father, who was a member of Fall River high society. After Lizzie’s trial and acquittal of murdering her father and stepmother with an axe, Lizzie and her sister Emma did not return to the house. Instead, Lizzie bought another house located at 7 French Street that she named ‘Maplecroft’. Lizzie lived there until her death on June 1, 1927. The house number of 92 Second Street was changed to 230 in 1896.
It has operated as a bed and breakfast since 1996 under the ownership of Martha McGinn who inherited the house. Martha’s grandparents purchased the house on August 4, 1948. According to Martha McGinn, the room where Lizzie’s stepmother Abby Borden was found murdered is the “most requested room” of the bedrooms at the bed and breakfast. The Fall River Historical Society promotes the Lizzie Borden bed and breakfast as a tourist attraction.
Thin Lizzie, a 2015 episode of The CW series Supernatural (season 11, episode 5) involved a series of murders centered on the Lizzie Borden House Bed & Breakfast
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