Lizzie Borden House-Turned-B&B (Yes, Where the Axe Murders Took Place) for Sale for $2 Million

The home where the infamous, unsolved Lizzie Borden murders took place almost 130 years ago is on the market.

With an asking price of $2 million, the home — located at 230 2nd St. in Fall River, Massachusetts — was the site of the double axe murders of Lizzie and her older sister Emma's father Andrew Borden and his wife Abby, the girls' stepmother. (Lizzie was famously accused of the murders, before being acquitted the following June.)

The house has since been turned into a bed & breakfast/museum, a popular history-buff landmark where guests can stay in one of four rooms or two suites named for different family members and notable townspeople. Extra-adventurous guests can even stay in the John V. Morse Room, where Abby Borden was found murdered on Aug. 4, 1892.

A listing for the eight-bedroom home calls the B&B, which also offers day and night tours, "an [unbelievable] opportunity to own and operate one of New England's top tourist attractions."

Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories.

"This is a turnkey operation, running lucrative day tours and evening events, and as a popular bed and breakfast destination. Picture yourself serving fun hatchet cookies, tiny johnnycakes and a scrumptious breakfast to overnight guests who have just enjoyed an experience of a lifetime!" the listing continues.

It goes on to reveal that the B&B's current owners are looking to retire, and that the "sale includes business, trademarks, intellectual rights and property."

CNN affiliate WJAR reports that Andrew Borden purchased the home, which was built in 1845, in the early 1870s.

And good news for those who have a stay at the inn on their bucket list: According to real-estate agent Suzanne St. John, she has "not spoken to anybody who does not want to keep it a bed and breakfast," she told CNN of the potential-buyers list.

The listing also says that buyers have the option of purchasing the B&B as well as its nearby sister property Maplecroft, which recently sold in 2018.

It hit the market again this past July after Jerry Pacheco, the B&B/museum's operational manager, called the COVID-19 pandemic "the final nail in the coffin" of attempting to turn it, too, into a B&B. (The two properties are both owned by Donald Woods and Leeann Wilber.)

Maplecroft, a name reportedly bestowed on the property (built circa 1887) by Lizzie herself, features four bedrooms on its second floor and three on its third, plus an enclosed porch, another exterior porch facing the backyard and a two-car garage.

Lizzie lived at Maplecroft with her sister Emma from 1893 to 1927, after purchasing the house following her acquittal for the murders. Lizzie died of pneumonia at age 66 in 1927, and is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery alongside Emma, who died of chronic nephritis just nine days after Lizzie.

Source: Read Full Article

You May Also Like