You Can Now Own Lizzie Borden’s Home
It's one of the most notorious murders in America's history, and the home where it happened has hit the market.
On August 4th, 1892 two grizzly murders took place in Fall River, Massachusetts. The first of the murder victims found was Andrew Borden, Lizzie's father. While the police were at the home a neighbor had come over to comfort Lizzie, when she walked upstairs the neighbor found the 2nd murder victim, Lizzie's stepmother Abby Borden. Both had been murdered with a hatchet. Lizzie Borden was later arrested and tried for the murder, but ultimately she was acquitted. It was one of the biggest cases of its time with national coverage.
The case garnered so much attention, that there was a schoolyard rhyme made up about the case, and it's one we've all heard.
Lizzie Borden took an axe
She gave her mother forty whacks.
When she saw what she had done
She gave her father forty-one.
Since then the home in Fall River, Massachusetts has turned into the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast where you can stay the night or just go and enjoy a creepy tour. The house has now hit the market, and for a cool $2-million you can own the historic home and the business side of it as well. Here's what The Seyboth Team says about the property:
Lizzie Borden took an axe...or did she? Welcome to the ORIGINAL house where Lizzie Borden was accused (and acquitted) of the brutal double axe murders of her father, Andrew, and stepmother, Abby, that occured on that warm summer day of August 4th,1892. This is an unbelivable opportunity to own and operate one of New England’s top tourist attractions. Entertain visitors from all over the world. This is a turnkey operation, running lucrative day tours and evening events, and as a popular bed and breakfast destination. Picture yourself serving fun hatchet cookies, tiny johnny cakes and a scrumptious breakfast to overnight guests who have just enjoyed an experience of a lifetime! Owner’s retirement is your gain! Sale includes business, trademarks, intellectual rights, and property. Can also be purchased with the Victorian mansion, "Maplecroft", where Lizzie lived the rest of her life after she was acquitted. See MLS# 72714741
If owning a historic home with a creepy history is your dream, here's your chance! I visited the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast in 2017, and let me tell you, it was a really creepy place! I wasn't brave enough to stay overnight, but I did take a tour, and the tour was really fun. If you're ever in the New England area I highly recommend taking a tour at least at the Lizzie Borden B&B unless you decide to own it, in which case you're doubly as brave as I!
See inside the historic home below!
See Inside the Lizzie Borden House