Lizzie Borden’s Bed and Breakfast

by J-Touchette

Lizzie Borden died in 1927 at the age of 66. She never married. No one was ever convicted for the deaths of her father and step-mother.

Lizzie Borden took an axe,
And gave her father forty whacks,
When she saw what she had done,
She gave her mother forty one.

This common skipping rope rhyme draws its roots from a crime with a trial that drew massive media attention. On August 4, 1892, Andrew and Abby Borden were brutally murdered with a hatchet.

The couple’s daughter, Lizzie Borden, was accused of the crime and put on trial. While she was acquitted on June 20, 1893, Lizzie was still widely thought to be the murderer and was ostracized from her community.

Since that time, Lizzie Borden’s former home, where the murders took place, has become a bed and breakfast. The establishment focuses on the building’s dark past and tells visitors about the trial and the people involved.

Both employees and guests have reported eerie feelings and there have even been sightings of a ghostly woman holding an axe in different rooms of the house.

The cost to stay in one of these rooms range from $150 to $250 depending on the room, with Lizzie’s own bedroom costing between $200-$225 depending on the time of year.

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Lizzie Borden | Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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