Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

August 26, 2012

When She Saw What She Had Done, She Gave Her Father Forty One

Mr. Borden was killed downstairs, and about an hour after his wife, Abby was killed.  However, the tour started on the ground floor and moved upwards.  This is Abby's room.  She was changing the linens on this bed when she was attacked.

And murdered right here.

Crime scene photo

Another crime scene photo

This is the dress that actress Elizabeth Montgomery wore in the 1975 movie, "The Legend of Lizzie Borden".

Looking downstairs

Lizzie is on the left.  I can't remember if that's her sister Emma on the right.

This sick little doll is in the curio cabinet in what was Lizzie's room.  By the way, this place is a Bed & Breakfast and you can stay overnight in any of these rooms.  I would never stay there.  I admit, I'm a chicken.  

Curio cabinet in Lizzie's room

Exquisite ribbon embroidery.

Small third floor bedroom.

Also on the third floor.  I was most uncomfortable up here, especially in the maid's room.

Looking down the back stairs.

Back hallway.  This was when my camera started to spazz out.


Looking down at the basement from the outside of the house.  

I hope you enjoyed this tour of the famous Borden home!


  1. I find it really hard to get my head round this being a B&B as well as a museum. Some piece of heritage!

  2. Well, Fall River really doesn't have much to bring tourism money into the town, so they are more than happy to host ghost hunters, tourists, guests, psychics, etc. The only other claim to fame that poor town has is Battleship Cove.

  3. Anonymous12:13 PM

    What do you mean you'd never spend the night?! I would in a heartbeat--at least, if I had someone with me. Let me know if you ever reconsider.

  4. No, I won't reconsider on staying there. There's no way I'm staying there in the dark. It's bad enough I got a splitting headache there for just a couple hours in the day.

  5. Loved the tour in these last few posts but that freakin' doll will be in my nightmares!

  6. Anonymous2:16 PM

    Stay overnight???!! Not in this lifetime thank you.

  7. Looks like it was a fun tour, but I'm with you I could never stay there!
    Everyday Inspired

  8. I want to stay there! I wouldn't get a wink of sleep, but I'd love it.

  9. You couldn't pay me to stay there. That one doll reminds me of something out of a Tim Burton movie.