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!
You Can Actually Spend the Night in the House Where Lizzie Borden’s Parents Were Murdered. While the case remains unsolved 125 years later, the Borden family house has since become a rather charming bed and breakfast where those brave enough can spend the night.
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.
She was distantly related to the dairy-producing Borden family. Her mother, Sarah, died in 1862, whereupon her father, Andrew Borden , wed the never- married 38-year-old Abby Durfee Gray. Neither Lizzie nor Emma Borden ever married .
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.
On August 4, 1892, Andrew and Abby Borden , a respected merchant and his second wife were murdered in their home in Fall River, Massachusetts with an axe. While Andrew’s daughter, Lizzie , was tried and acquitted of the gruesome murders in one of the most famous trials of the era, the case remains unsolved to this day.
“ 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 .
66 years (1860–1927)
When she saw what she had done, She gave her father forty-one. While there is no doubt that Lizzie Borden committed the murders, the rhyme is not quite correct: sixty-four-year-old Abby was Lizzie’s stepmother and a hatchet, rather than an axe, served as the weapon.
From the Womb to the Tomb Emma died only nine days after her little sister Lizzie . Despite their estrangement, Lizzie and Emma were buried side by side at the family plot in Oak Grove Cemetery, as neither had ever married .