Hang Out in Salem with Lizzie Borden

On August 4th, 1892, wealthy businessmen Andrew Borden, and his wife Abby were discovered brutally murdered. In reality, Abby was killed with nine blows of an ax and Andrew with 11. Their youngest daughter, Lizzie, stood trial for the brutal slayings and was found not guilty. The crime, however, continues to draw speculation as to Lizzie’s actual guilt or innocence, and ranks at the top of unsolved crimes: If not Lizzie, who?

“Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave her mother forty whacks, when she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one.”

The Borden’s Greek revival home, located in Fall River, Massachusetts, has been beautifully restored into a bed and breakfast. You can stay in Lizzie’s bedroom (in photo), explore the house, and see if you become convinced of Lizzie’s guilt or innocence. Don’t worry, the blood is all gone!

Special tours of the Borden house run daily, on the hour, from 11 am to 3 pm. Prices are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $5 for children ages 7-12. Crime scene reenactments are scheduled on occasion, as well.

The Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast is located at 92 Second Street, Fall River, Massachusetts. (508) 675-7333. Fall River is approximately 25 minutes from Providence (Rhode Island) and about one hour from Boston.

The Lizzie Home is a Greek Revival House which has been a city landmark since the infamous ax murders of Andrew and his second wife Abby Borden on August 4, 1892.

Erected in 1845 the home was originally a two-family and was later made into a single-family by Andrew J. Borden.

Andrew J. Borden bought the house at 92 Second Street to be close to his bank and various downtown businesses. The Bed & Breakfast is named after Andrew J. Borden’s youngest daughter, Lizzie. Although she was tried and acquitted of the crimes she was ostracized by the community of Fall River.

Since the murders on August 4, 1892, the house has been a private residence. Now for the first time, the public is allowed not only to view the murder scene but is given an opportunity to spend a night (if you dare) in the actual house where the murders took place.

We offer two two-bedroom suites, Lizzie & Emma’s Bedrooms, and Abby & Andrew’s Bedrooms (this suite has a private bath); the John Morse Guest Room, Bridget’s Attic Room and two additional spacious attic bedrooms (the Jennings & Knowlton Rooms), each of which offer a double bed in a room with Victorian appointments.

Guests are treated to a breakfast similar to the one the Bordens ate on the morning of the murders, which includes bananas, johnnycakes, sugar cookies, and coffee in the addition to a delicious meal of breakfast staples.

The interior and exterior of the home have been restored to its original Victorian splendor, with careful attention to making it as close to the Borden home of August 1892 as is possible.

The owners of the home invite all to view their collection of both Fall River and Borden memorabilia at 92 Second Street.

Located just fifty miles south of Boston, minutes from Providence or Newport, R.I. and the gateway to Cape Cod, this landmark home is accessible from all major highways.

Tour Schedule

  • Tours Daily 11 a.m. till 3 p.m. on the hour
  • Last Tour begins promptly at 3:00 p.m.
  • Tour prices are $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for Senior Citizens,
    and $5.00 for children ages 7 to 12. Children under 6 are admitted free.
  • Photos are allowed in the house.
  • Closed major holidays.

Special arrangements can be made for group tours of 10 or more people through contacting the inn at
1-508-675-7333 or via e-mail