The house was a private residence until the mid-90's when it was opened as a bed and breakfast. The owners claim that the house is haunted and there have been many tv shows documenting this. During my two nights there I didn't experience anything out of the ordinary.
Here's my Mom at the front door.
The back of the house at the time of the murders and how it looks today. The original barn was much closer to the house. A few years ago they recreated the barn, but set it further back to make room for parking. Inside the barn is a small gift shop.
The front entry. I was told that all the doors and locks are original to the house except for two.
Off the front entry is the parlor. This is where Lizzie was told that she was the prime suspect in the murder case.
On the morning of August 4th, Lizzie's father, Andrew, returned home early from work. He decided to take a nape and laid down on the sofa in the sitting room. The above crime scene photo shows what happened next. Andrew's face was completely crushed on one side. According to court testimony, Lizzie found the body and called up to the maid, Bridget Sullivan, that "someone had killed Father."
While Lizzie was being tended to by neighbors, the maid went upstairs and from the landing, looked over into the guest room and saw a body laying on the ground on the other side of the bed.
Laying beside the bed was the body of Mrs. Abbey Borden. Both victims had been killed by blows from a hatchet. At the time of the murders, this room was occupied by Lizzie's uncle, John V. Morse. He was out of town on that day.
In the corner of this bedroom they have the original costume worn by actress Elizabeth Montgomery from the 1970's tv movie, "The Legend of Lizzie Borden". Montgomery is probably most famous for playing the witch, Samantha, in the long running tv show "Bewitched".
The staircase is original to the house.
As you go downstairs, there's a small sign that reads "CAUTION! Watch your head! Low ceiling. There have already been two fatal head injuries in this house."
Here's Lizzie's bedroom where I stayed on the first night.
All over the place, pictures of Lizzie stare out at you.
In this case is a collection of Lizzie's original books. You can see she initialed the one behind the doll.
Notice the title of the book, second from the right. "With Edged Tools"
Having breakfast in the dining room.
The kitchen looks into the sitting room where Andrew was killed.
Here's the basement.