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by , SmarterTravel Staff - October 31, 2009
Massachussets- Fall River: Lizzie Borden bed and breakfast

Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast

You may have heard of Lizzie Borden from the playground rhyme, "Lizzie Borden took an axe/ And gave her mother 40 whacks/ When she saw what she had done/ She gave her father 41." However, the mystery surrounding the murders of Andrew and Abby Borden is much more complicated than a simple child's game.

For instance, Lizzie was never found guilty for the slaying of her father and stepmother, and to this day, the case remains unsolved. Come decide for yourself what actually happened on the morning of August 4, 1892, by staying in the house in Fall River, Massachusetts, where it all took place. Choose from eight rooms, including the one where Abby Borden's body was discovered. Retrace the gruesome events by starting your morning with a breakfast reminiscent of the ones the Bordens ate as their last meal.

You may even encounter the restless spirit of Lizzie herself. Some who have stayed here have heard giggling. Others claim to feel a chill in certain spots of the house. And, those who snap photos seem to always catch an orb or possibly the faint outline of a face.

Rooms start at $175 per night during high season. However, if you'd like to learn more about the infamous murders without spending the night, you can tour the property during daylight hours for $12.50.

(Photo: Lee-ann Wilber)

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