Lizzie Borden's Longtime Home Gets a New Life

Massachusetts house where she lived after her trial is opening as a bed-and-breakfast
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 7, 2018 10:40 AM CDT
Lizzie Borden's Home Is Taking Guests Soon
A photograph of Lizzie Borden hangs on a wall in the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast Museum in Fall River, Mass. A different bed-and-breakfast is opening at another location, the home where Borden lived after her trial.   (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

(Newser) – The Massachusetts mansion where Lizzie Borden lived after being acquitted of the ax murders of her father and stepmother will soon be open for overnight stays and tours. Crews are finishing renovations, and the owners of the Fall River home known as Maplecroft hope their bed-and-breakfast opens for business within a month or so, reports the Herald News. The home retains some features from Borden's time, including floral wallpaper in the dining room and a tin ceiling in the kitchen.

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Maplecroft isn't the house where Andrew and Abby Borden were slain in 1892, notes the AP. That home is now the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast Museum. Lizzie Borden and her sister moved to Maplecroft in 1894, and she lived there until her death in 1927. Both homes have the same ownership. (Her attorney's diaries show a more sensitive side of Borden.)

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