The Borden Family home, location of the famous double murder of 1892, is today a popular Bed & Breakfast hotel. Lizzie Borden was acquitted of the charges that she brutally murdered her father Andrew Jackson Borden, and her step-mother Abby Borden.
Daily tours of the house are available. The tour takes about one hour, and parental guidance is suggested for pre-teens. Events that occurred on the day of the brutal axe murders are described, with forensic photographs and other artifacts exhibited. Tour patrons walk in the steps of the first responders on the date of the tragedy.
Overnight guests can spend the night in the actual family bedrooms, including Lizzie's or her father's bedroom. Victorian style furniture and accompaniments decorate the house. The hotel greatly captures Victorian period decor, and is like stepping back in time. Quoting part of their brochure:
"Overnight guests enjoy an extended tour of the home. The staff is well versed in Borden lore and the history of the era. A full hot breakfast, reminiscent of the meal served to the Bordens on the morning of the murders is prepared and served by our staff. Evening snacks are served. An online library of books and videos relating to the Borden family, the murders, trial and aftermath are available to our guests." Other perks for overnight guests are available, including greater access to the staff and their extensive knowledge.
Visiting the location of such a famous crime can be quite exciting; the feeling is that of approaching a haunted house in an old-fashioned amusement park, except this house is a real place.
Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast
230 2nd Street, Fall River, MA 02721
[92 Old 2nd Street]