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Located just fifty miles south of Boston, minutes from Providence or Newport, R.I. and the gateway to Cape Cod, this landmark home is accessible from all major highways.

Note: For guests spending more than one night with us, day tours start at 11am and end at 4pm. During this time, we will need access to the rooms to accommodate the tours. The only rooms that can be exempt from this policy are Knowlton and Jennings.

Group Rates: The entire house can be rented exclusively for up to 20 people for family gatherings, wedding parties, corporate outings, etc. for just $1,500 per night.

Rent an Entire Floor: If you would like to rent the entire third or second floor please call Lee-ann Wilber at 508-675-7333 or use the Contact Lee-ann Form to inquire about rates. Rates and bookings for entire floors must be done over the phone. Sorry for the inconvience. 

Web Access:All rooms are WiFi enabled! Enjoy free access to the Internet during your visit!


Lizzie Andrew Borden's Room

Lizzie & Emma Suite / Lizzie Borden Room

  • 2 Person Room Rate $225
  • Additional guest are $100 each per nite up to 5 quest for the suite. We love children here at Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast Museum, unfortunatly children 5 and under are not allowed for over night stays. When only 2 guest stay in the Lizzie Borden room, the Emma Borden room is vacant during their visit.
  • All Rooms subject to 5.7% Massachusetts State & 4% Fall River City Room Occupancy Tax as per Dept of Revenue.

Lizzie's room has a full size bed and can be combined with Emma's room as a suite to sleep up to four people comfortably. The Lizzie & Emma suite share a bath with the John Morse guest room.

Lizzie Andrew Borden

Before her trial, Lizzie was active in the Central Congregational Church, the Christian Endeavor Society and the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. These efforts earned her the strong support of two well-respected ministers, William Walter Jubb and Edwin A. Buck.

The preliminary hearing took place in Fall River from August 25th through September 1st. The grand jury heard the evidence between November 7th-21st. Lizzie was indicted by the grand jury and sat in the Taunton jail till her trial began on June 5,1893. The trial was held in New Bedford Superior Court and on June 20,1893, after just 1 hour of deliberation, Lizzie was acquitted of all charges.

After her acquittal, Lizzie returned home to 92 Second St and continued to live with Emma until they purchased a house in one of the more fashionable sections of Fall River. Lizzie named her new house Maplecroft and the sisters lived together until Emma moved out in 1905.
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Emma Borden's Room

Lizzie & Emma Suite / Emma Borden Room

  • 2 Person Room Rate $225
  • Additional guest are $100 each per nite up to 5 quest for the suite. We love children here at Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast Museum, unfortunatly children 5 and under are not allowed for over night stays.
  • All Rooms subject to 5.7% Massachusetts State & 4% Fall River City Room Occupancy Tax as per Dept of Revenue.

Emma's bedroom has a queen size bed and may be combined with Lizzie's room to form a suite to sleep up to four people comfortably.

Emma Borden

Emma Lenora Borden was born to Andrew & Sarah on March 1, 1851. She was 12 yrs old when her mother died, and in making a deathbed promise to her, promised to always watch over little Lizzie.

On the day of the murders Emma was 15 miles away in Fairhaven, MA visiting her friend Helen Brownell. It was here that she received the telegram from Dr. Bowen informing her of the killings and urging her back to Fall River.

Emma showed nothing but the strongest support for her sister during the trial and believed in Lizzie's innocence until the day of her death. She testified at Lizzie's inquest and was a star witness for the defense at the final trial in June 1893.
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John V. Morse RoomJohn V. Morse Room

  • 2 Person Room Rate $250
  • Additional guest are $100 each per nite up to 3 guest. We love children here at Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast Museum, unfortunatly children 5 and under are not allowed for over night stays.
  • All Rooms subject to 5.7% Massachusetts State & 4% Fall River City Room Occupancy Tax as per Dept of Revenue.

It was in this room, on the morning of August 4th 1892, the body of Abby D. Borden was discovered by Bridget Sullivan and the Borden's neighbor, Mrs. Churchill. With it's beautifully carved Eastlake bed and dresser, the room has been meticulously decorated to transport you back to that fateful morning.

John V. Morse

John Vinnicum Morse (1833 – 1912) was born in Fall River, Mass., the son of Anthony and Rhody (Morrison) Morse and younger brother to Sarah, mother of Lizzie and Emma.

John arrived unannounced at 92 Second St on Wednesday, August 3rd, and Abby put him in the second floor guestroom, the same room where her body would be found less than 24 hours later.

A witness at the inquest, preliminary trial and final trial of his niece, he provided testimony of his intimate knowledge of events within the Borden household.
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Andrew Borden RoomAndrew & Abby Suite / Andrew Borden Room

  • 2 Person Room Rate $250
  • Additional guest are $100 each per nite up to 5 quest for the suite. We love children here at Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast Museum, unfortunatly children 5 and under are not allowed for over night stays. When only 2 guests stay in the Andrew Borden Room, the Abby Borden room is vacant during their visit.
  • All Rooms subject to 5.7% Massachusetts State & 4% Fall River City Room Occupancy Tax as per Dept of Revenue.

The master bedroom of Mr. and Mrs. Borden is decorated in rich, dark Victorian furniture with a full size bed. This room has a private bath and can be combined as a suite with Abby's dressing room for up to four people comfortably.Andrew Borden

Andrew Jackson Borden was born in Fall River on September 13th 1822 to Abraham and Phebe (Davenport) Borden at the family home on 12 Ferry St. His father was a fish peddler and the family lived in one of the poorer sections of town.

On Christmas Day, 1845, he married Sarah Anthony Morse. They had three children, Emma, Alice who died, and Lizzie. Sarah died on March 26, 1863 when Lizzie was 2 1/2.

Before Andrew began his climb to successful business man, he was apprenticed as a carpenter to Abner L. Westgate. About 1845, with a $1,000 loan, he formed a business partnership with William M. Almy, the beginning of Borden & Almy. By the 1850's, Mr. Borden had moved on to real estate and banking.

In April 1872, Mr. Borden purchased the house at 92 Second St. from Charles Trafton. He moved in with his second wife Abby and his daughters Lizzie (11) and Emma (21).

At the time of his death, he owned many properties around the Fall River area. He was also the president of the Union Savings Bank (still found today) on South Main St. and also on the board of directors for the B.M.C. Durfee Safe Deposit and Trust Co. as well as having holdings in many prominent mills.

Despite all his wealth, Andrew was known as a miser. The house at 92 Second Street used oil lamps instead of gas, did not have hot running water and did not have electricity, although Andrew easily could have afforded those utilities.

Mr. Borden arrived home about 10:45 am on the morning of August 4th. His body was discovered on the sofa in the sitting room and reported by Lizzie at 11:10 am. According to the autopsy, he had received 10 blows to the face with a hatchet.
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Abby Borden RoomAndrew & Abby Suite / Abby Borden Room

  • 2 Person Room Rate $250
  • Additional guest are $100 each per nite up to 5 quest for the suite. We love children here at Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast Museum, unfortunatly children 5 and under are not allowed for over night stays.
  • All Rooms subject to 5.7% Massachusetts State & 4% Fall River City Room Occupancy Tax as per Dept of Revenue.

This was the dressing room of Abby and the home office of Andrew. Mr. Borden's desk and safe have long since been removed and replaced by a comfortable queen size bed.

Abby Durfee Gray Borden was born in Fall River on January 21st 1828 to Oliver and Sarah Gray. She became stepmother to Lizzie & Emma when she married the widower Andrew J. Borden on June 6th 1865 after they met at the Central Congregational Church.Abby Borden

Before marrying Andrew, Abby lived with her father, his second wife Jane and their daughter Sarah on Fourth Street. Sarah was 36 years younger than Abby and their relationship was more that of mother & daughter than of sisters.

At the time of her death, Mrs. Borden weighed between 200 & 220 lbs. Some discribe her a short, humorless soul who displayed little or no affection. Yet to others, she was described as a kindly and generous woman who was easy to please and eager to please others. As generous as she was with her own family, she found it impossible to satisfy Lizzie & Emma.

Abby Borden was murdered in the (John Morse) guest room between 9 & 9:30 am. Her body was discovered by Bridget Sullivan and the Borden's neighbor Adelaide Churchill. The autopsy report showed that Abby was killed at least 90 minutes before her husband.
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Bridget Sullivan RoomBridget Sullivan Room

  • 2 Person Room Rate $200
  • Additional guest are $50 each per nite up to 3 quest total. We love children here at Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast Museum, unfortunatly children 5 and under are not allowed for over night stays.
  • All Rooms subject to 5.7% Massachusetts State & 4% Fall River City Room Occupancy Tax as per Dept of Revenue.

This was the attic room of the Borden's maid Bridget Sullivan. It has a full size bed and shares a bathroom (standing shower) with Andrew Jennings and Hosea Knowlton.

Bridget Sullivan was born one of 13 children to Eugene and Margaret (Leary) Sullivan in Cork County Ireland in 1864. She emigrated to the U.S. in 1883 and worked as a scullery maid in Newport RI . By 1888 she had made her way to Fall River where she found work with the Borden's in 1889. Her major duties were cooking, cleaning and ironing. All of which she did on the morning of the murders.Bridget Sullivan

On the witness stand at Lizzie's trial, Bridget told in detail, all of the events she witnessed on the day of the murders. Much of what we know today comes from her statements including the now infamous breakfast of johnnycakes, coffee, fruit, cookies and three-day old mutton broth.
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Andrew Jennings RoomAndrew Jennings Room

  • 2 Person Room Rate $200
  • Additional guest are $50 each per nite up to 3 quest total. We love children here at Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast Museum, unfortunatly children 5 and under are not allowed for over night stays.
  • All Rooms subject to 5.7% Massachusetts State & 4% Fall River City Room Occupancy Tax as per Dept of Revenue.

This third floor room has a comfortable full size bed and shares a bath (shower only) with the Bridget Sullivan and Hosea Knowlton rooms. 

Andrew Jackson Jennings was born in Fall River in 1849 to Andrew M. and Olive (Chace) Jennings.

He had been Mr. Borden's lawyer for many years prior to the murders and continued his position by representing Lizzie.

After Lizzie's arrest on August 11th, Jennings sought the help of Colonel Melvin O. Adams, former assistant district attorney for Suffolk County of Massachusetts. Adams was active during the preliminary hearing between August 25th and September 1st 1892. By the start of the trial on June 5th 1893, Jennings had found help in George D. Robinson, the former Governor of Massachusetts.Andrew Jennings

Andrew Jennings gave the opening statement at Lizzie's trial on June 10th 1893. Instead of trying to outline the defense argument, he made a strong emotional plea by expressing his own personal regard for the Borden family, including the accused by detailing Lizzie's close relationship with her father. He also stressed Lizzie's church, charitable and volunteer efforts. His opening statement took 38 minutes.
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Hosea Knowlton RoomHosea Knowlton Room

  • 2 Person Room Rate $200
  • Additional guest are $50 each per nite up to 3 quest total. We love children here at Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast Museum, unfortunatly children 5 and under are not allowed for over night stays.
  • All Rooms subject to 5.7% Massachusetts State & 4% Fall River City Room Occupancy Tax as per Dept of Revenue.

The Hosea Knowlton room has a full size bed and shares a bathroom (shower only) with Bridget Sullivan and Andrew Jennings.

Hosea Morrill Knowlton (1847-1902) was the district attorney for the Southern District of Massachusetts and as such led the prosecution team at the trial against Lizzie.

He was assigned the case by Mass. Attorney General Albert E. Pillsbury. From the time he was assigned to the Borden case, Knowlton believed he would never be able to obtain a conviction. Knowlton personally questioned the witnesses at the preliminary hearing held between August 25 and September 1, 1892.Hosea Knowlton

In his summary at Lizzie's criminal trial, Knowlton stressed the brutality of the crimes and Lizzie's hatred for Abby. He also reminded the jury that neither a sick friend nor a note to Abby had ever been located. Due to the facts that Lizzie & Abby had been alone in the house, that the dress worn on the morning of the murders was not the dress she turned over to the Fall River police, and that she suspiciously burned a dress in the kitchen stove on Sunday morning, three days after the crime she was informed that she was the prime suspect.

Even though he lost his most famous trial, he was well respected and garnered praise from many in public and private life. Six months after the trial, he succeeded Pillsbury as Attorney General of Massachusetts, an office to which he was re-elected a total of five times.

Hosea Knowlton died in 1902 at his summer home in Marion, Massachusetts.
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How to Book Your Room, Your Suite or the Entire House

(We will be revamping this section soon due to the new updated system. Some portions of this tutorial are out dated but you should get the general idea)

On the left side of all the web pages there is a menu item "Reserve a Room" as depicted in figure 1. You will start by choosing the dates you wish to "Check-in" and "Check-out" as highlighted in lime.

 How To Reservation system figure 1

 


 

Once you have chosen your dates, you will then fill in how many rooms, adults and children will be staying with you as shown in the highlighted areas in figure 2 below. Follow this link for more information on room, suite and entire house occupancy

How to use the Reservation System

 


 

Once you have chosen how many rooms, adults and children will be visiting the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast, you will then click on the "Search" button as illustrated in figure 3 below.

How to use the Reservation System

 


 

Once you click on the "Search" button, the system will find all available rooms, suites or if the entire house is available. This information will show up in the main web page. It will appear in a similar fashion as figure 4 below. You will click on the appropriate radio button for the desired room as highlighted in figure 4 below. If you do not see a similar screen please see "No Rooms Available".

How to use the Reservation System

 


 

Once you have chosen your desired room, suite or entire house, you will click on the "Continue" link as highlighted and arrowed in figure 5 below.

How to use the Reservation System

 


 

Figure 6 below is a screen shot of the subsequent page you should see next.

How to use the reservation system

 


 

 

 

Once you have made sure the room and date information is correct, you will then fill out your information as depicted in the highlighted area in figure 7 below.

How to use the Reservation system

 


 

Once all your pertinent information is filled out you will procede with the following part of the form as numbered, arrowed and highlighted in figure 8 below. Your name should already be filled in depending on your browser and you get a second chance to make sure your room information is correct in item one below.

how to use the reservation system

Once you click the "Continue" link, you should be redirected to Paypal for final payment and receive a web page similar to figure 9 below. Make sure the amount in the highlighted area is correct.

How to use the reservation system

 


 

If you received a web page similar to figure 10 below after step 3, then the requested amount of people or rooms was not available for the desired date and the screen you will be viewing is an availability chart showing you which rooms on which dates are available. All available rooms are marked in yellow. Green does not show on the availability chart because there is always only one room available of each. Please find an alternate available date from the chart and click here to start the process from step 1.

How to use the reservation system

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