Lizzie Borden’s Murder House: The Creepiest Bed And Breakfast You Can Stay In

Looking for a weekend getaway? A Bed & Breakfast is always a nice option, isn’t it? These are, for the most part, charming and family-owned establishments with friendly owners and delicious breakfast food. You can relax, explore the surrounding area, and just enjoy a few days of rest. But not all B&Bs are as perfect as they seem on the outside. If you’re a true-crime junkie like I am, you’ll love the idea of staying in Lizzie Borden’s Murder House Bed & Breakfast Museum. And it’s not because of the tasty food, comfortable beds, or stunning nature. Instead, the story is a lot more twisted.

Who is Lizzie Borden?

Lizzie Borden was a woman from Fall River, Massachusetts, who was accused of killing her father and stepmother with an ax in 1892. She was 32 years old when her father and stepmother, Andrew and Abby Borden, were found murdered in their home on French Street. The crime scene was gruesome, to say the least. I don’t want to get into any graphic details, but it was evident that this was a crime of passion. It was someone who knew both Andrew and Abby. No valuables were missing from the home, and police were able to rule out robbery as a motive. Not too long after that, Lizzie became their main suspect.

She went to trial, but it ended with her acquittal. There just wasn’t enough evidence pointing to Lizzie. However, everyone in Fall River believed that she was the murderer. Borden had no choice but to move to Chicago, where no one knew who she was. She died at age 66 from pneumonia. The murder house is now known as the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast Museum where curious guests can stay overnight after paying a reasonable fee that goes into maintaining the property’s upkeep.

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The house has been featured in Investigation Discovery’s Deadly Women as well as on SyFy’s Ghost Hunters. Other shows that have been filmed at the house include The Haunting of Lizzie Borden and a documentary called Lizzie Borden: An American Nightmare. In addition to that, this unique B&B has also been used as a filming location for movies such as Days of Future Past and The Disappearance of Alice Creed. The B&B is said to be haunted by Lizzie Borden’s ghost, who roams around the rooms with an axe in her hands.

The Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast Museum

Besides the fact that his B&B once was a crime scene, it actually seems pretty charming. Most of the house is decorated with antiques from the late 19th century. The furniture, carpets, and even wallpaper were manufactured at the time of Lizzie’s murder trial. You can even stay the night in the room where the murders took place. The current owner of the B&B is a descendant of Lizzie Borden, and she has written several books about her infamous ancestor. She has made a few upgrades to the house since she bought it in 2021; however, you can still supposedly feel the presence of Lizzie in every room.

Kanita is a wanderlust-fueled traveler with an inclination for unraveling the mysteries of history, the paranormal, and the bizarre world of medicine. As a true crime buff, Kanita's nights are often spent delving into the depths of chilling mysteries. Yet, it's not just the paranormal that captivates her—her background in medicine fuels a fascination with the weird and wonderful world of medical oddities, from twisted historical practices to the myths and legends that shroud the field. From exploring haunted locales to uncovering the strange and morbid tales of medical history, Kanita is your guide to the unconventional, the unexplained, and the downright eerie.

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