The Lizzie Borden room is $225 +tx for two people. The room can also be combined with the Emma Borden room as a suite for up to four people for $425 and all overnight stays include a evening tour of the house and full breakfast. And yes, you can rent the entire house for $1500 and bring up to 20 people!
On this parcel was the estate home of the former John C. Borden, who had died in 1833. Borden had built what can only be described as the most colossal mansion ever erected in Fall River .
The Borden home, which continues to be a mainstay of historical documentaries and paranormal reality shows, is open to the public as a bed and breakfast and museum. Daily tours are given of the house and a gift shop is on site.
With her sister Emma 15 miles away on vacation, Lizzie and Bridget Sullivan were the only ones left at home with Abby after Andrew left on his morning business rounds. Lizzie was arrested on August 11, one week after the murders. The judge sent Lizzie to the county jail.
“With the despised Andrew and Abby out of the way, Lizzie and Emma stood to inherit an estate which, adjusted for inflation, was worth around seven million dollars,” Eddy writes. Money and independence in one fell stroke, or actually about 30 strokes in total, as the coroner found.
Emma Lenora Borden , born March 1, 1851 was older sister to Lizzie Borden . Unlike Lizzie, Emma knew her mother. The gender may have been a disappointment to 38 year old Andrew, but surely Sarah and Emma were thrilled and delighted with baby Lizzie Andrew.
Lizzie died in June 1927, at age 66. Emma died a little more than a week later. Today, the Borden family home on Second Street is a popular bed and breakfast, where those brave enough can spend the night at the scene of the one most famous — and officially unsolved — murders in American history.
“ Lizzie Borden took an ax ,” the ditty goes, “and gave her mother 40 whacks. And when she saw what she had done, she gave her father 41.” In fact, Lizzie’s stepmother was struck perhaps 20 times , while her father was struck just ten times .
It was at home at 92 Second St. that Lizzie’s father and stepmother, Andrew and Abby Borden, were bludgeoned with a hatchet on Aug. 4, 1892. Lizzie was the only suspect in a murder case that became national news.
Neither Lizzie nor Emma Borden ever married . Lizzie graduated from a public high school in Fall River, and became involved with a variety of organizations consistent with the image expected of a young woman from a well-off family in a small New England city.
66 years (1860–1927)
Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River, Massachusetts, United States
Lizzie Borden, in full Lizzie Andrew Borden , (born July 19, 1860, Fall River, Massachusetts, U.S.—died June 1, 1927, Fall River), American woman suspected of murdering her stepmother and father in 1892; her trial became a national sensation in the United States.