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Site of Infamous Borden Family Murders Is for Sale

Fall River, Mass., home where Lizzie Borden's dad, stepmom died, can be yours for $2M
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 12, 2021 12:33 PM CST

(Newser) – The Massachusetts home where Lizzie Borden's father and stepmother were murdered with an ax has been listed for sale. The three-story Fall River clapboard house that has been converted into a museum and bed-and-breakfast was listed for sale online at an asking price of $2 million, the Boston Globe reports. Borden was charged and acquitted for the murders, which were never officially solved. The listing agent and part-time tour guide at the museum, Suzanne St. John, said the owners are retiring after 15 years and that the sale is a "turnkey" opportunity. The potential buyer would own the home, the B&B website, intellectual property, and merchandise sold at the museum, reports the AP.

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"We are hoping that someone will come in and buy it and keep it as a bed-and-breakfast and for tours," St. John said. "It's one of the most visited tourist attractions in New England. It's well known all over the world, and [in] a normal year you have people that come in from all over." Last year another one of Borden's homes, a seven-bedroom home known as "Maplecroft," was listed on the market and is still for sale, St. John said. The listing for the site of the double murder says that both homes can be purchased together.

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