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Hatchet Murders and a Famous House

Lizzieborden.jpgDevotees of crime dramas and/or the paranormal might be interested in this attraction: the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast in Fall River, MA. The house was the site of the Aug. 4, 1892, murders of wealthy business owner Andrew J. Borden and his second wife, Abby Borden. They were found dead of multiple hatchet blows to the head. Andrew’s daughter Lizzie Borden, who was 32 at the time, was arrested for the murders but was later acquitted following a sensational trial.

The case is still technically unsolved, with people variously proclaiming Lizzie, Bridget Sullivan the maid, or some other mysterious figure to have been the murderer. Lizzie remained in Fall River the rest of her life, first sharing a house with older sister Emma and then living alone, ostracized by the community. The Borden house has been restored to the way it looked when the murders occurred. Guests can tour the house and, if that's not excitement enough, spend the night at this notorious location.

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