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Lizzie Borden's Bed & Breakfast / Museum

230 Second St, Fall River, Massachusetts 02721 USA

$$$
$$$$
Pricey
Closed Now
Opens Sun 11a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Not Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • Outdoor
    Seating
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“lizzie borden took an axe...”

This is the original house where the brutal 1892 double murder took place. Where Andrew and Abby Borden were found on that ghastly August 4th morning in Fall River, Massachusetts. There are many a folk that would concur that this was not a site for the faint of heart on that dreadful morning. What was the motive? Was it a burglar? Could Andrew's daughter, Lizzie Borden, have committed these heinous acts? The world may never know.

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Reviewed by
John Russo-Zirkel

  • 31 Reviews
  • 17 Helpful
May 17, 2014

Staying Lizzie Borden's house was no doubt the most horrifying moment of my life, and I would do it again in a heart beat. By the time my friend UJ and I got there we were exhausted from a long road trip that day so we made the mistake of trying to sleep instead of exploring at night, but we still had a thrill, and we had no sleep at all. We heard voices, footsteps, and who knows what else was going on. Great place to visit for the horror geek!

4 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Dana Newkirk

  • Road Warrior
  • 298 Reviews
  • 345 Helpful
July 11, 2014
Rated 4.0

The house offers tours if you aren't willing for fork out $250 a night to spend the night... or it's just too creepy for you. If you're a big paranormal geek this place should absolutely be on your bucket list.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
amygaumond

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
September 22, 2014
Rated 5.0

Loved it was amazing!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Greg Newkirk

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  • 314 Reviews
  • 352 Helpful
September 16, 2014
Rated 4.0

$250 a night might sound like a lot for a Bed and Breakfast, but you GET TO SLEEP IN THE SAME BEDS WHERE PEOPLE WERE AXE MURDERED.

Ok, maybe that doesn't excite everyone as much as me, but if you're into getting wigged out, this place will do it. Make sure you have your picture snapped on the couch in the hall. They've got handy photos you can refer to in order to accurately recreate the crime scene with your friends.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
ashlie.davis.7

  • 27 Reviews
  • 9 Helpful
July 21, 2014
Rated 5.0

We loved it! The tour was great, lots of info and the house is well cared for. My kids were very creeped out. We didn't stay the night as my youngest was not old enough yet.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Tara Renee

  • 23 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
October 22, 2019

LOVED it here! The staff and owners were so friendly and helpful. The tour was very informative and fun. The rooms were lovely and beds quite comfy. We had a very good night's sleep despite being in Lizzie and Emma's rooms!! Breakfast was delicious and the other guests were lovely and some of us have kept in touch since. Would LOVE to stay again and hopefully stay in Maplecroft some day.

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Reviewed by
ashleyscout99

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 15, 2019
Rated 5.0

Absolutely worth your time for this creepy, detailed tour.

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Reviewed by
April

  • 10 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 16, 2018
Rated 5.0

Absolute must see, even if you can't stay it is worth the trip. We lucked out and managed to get the final tour of the day and our tour guide asked if it was ok if he took his time and gave some extra information since we were the last group of the day. I don't know how much more he shared with us than the previous groups that had a time limit, but it was the best tour of any historical place I've ever visited. He was very knowledgable, interesting, funny, detailed, and answered tons of questions about the house, the Bordens, and the items in the house. He was a wealth of knowledge. I tend to be sensitive to spirit energy, not something I advertise, and I can tell you I had a hard time standing up straight the entire time we were there, I was dizzy like I've rarely ever been. Children are not allowed to stay overnight, combination that the house is full of expensive and priceless antiques, as well as the legit concern for them being scared. Despite what some may tell you, the beds are not the originals, most of the furniture pieces are exceptional reproductions that are scary close to the originals. The Borden daughters moved away from this house and obviously took their belongings with them, why wouldn't they? The owners spend a ridiculous amount of their time looking for household items that are accurate for the time period the Bordens lived there, as well as tracking down vintage and antique furniture, fabrics, wallpaper, etc. They truly love this home and take very good care of preserving it's rich and creepy history.

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Reviewed by
TheFrenches

  • 9 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
April 28, 2018
Rated 5.0

We did the house tour about 10 years ago and were not disappointed. Our guide was wonderful and told everything with a macabre matter of fact tone. I still have pictures of my youngest son lying in the spot where Mrs. Borden fell. Strange kid...

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Reviewed by
mascarabrat

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
November 06, 2016
Rated 5.0

Absolutely had the best time there. Totally haunted; not a negative energy. I used to professionally ghost hunt, the second floor was too active for me. I was too shaky in the room that the mother passed in. That was the worst room. In the room over the front sitting room, and the sitting room (front of house in general) my one year old kept laughing and saying hi to no one... my baby doesn't even say hi to strangers at the store. He began laughing and trying to run towards empty rooms. The guide was amazing and also a paranormal investigator herself. She was very knowledgeable and kind. We will be back.

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Lizzie Borden's Bed & Breakfast / Museum

230 Second St
Fall River, Massachusetts
02721 USA

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Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Not Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Wifi
  • Private Parking
  • Yes Parking
  • Haunted
  • 8 Rooms
  • Room Service
    • Limited
  • Check-In
    • 3 pm
  • Check-Out
    • 11 am

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