This past weekend my husband and I spent the 121st anniversary of the Lizzie Borden murders in Fall River, Massachusetts. We were literally at the scene of the crime, as we stayed at the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast.
This was our third year in a row staying during the anniversary. If you have never been, I highly recommend checking it out. If you’re unable or unwilling to stay the night, tours of the house are given daily. However, if you do stay, a historical/paranormal tour is given nightly to overnight guests. In the morning, breakfast is a re-creation of the meal the Bordens would have enjoyed at one time. A tasteful re-enactment can be seen on the actual anniversary date.
There are other local sights to see as well. The Fall River Historical Society offers even more information on the Borden case, and a trip wouldn’t be complete without visiting the final resting place of Lizzie and her family, the Oak Grove Cemetery. If you want to see the graves of Lizzie’s three Boston Terriers, a trip less than an hour away will take you to the Pine Ridge Pet Cemetery in Dedham, Massachusetts. Back in Fall River, be sure to see Maplecroft, the former home where Lizzie lived after her acquittal. Today the home is a private residence.
I tweeted a few times during our stay, and one of my pictures of Lizzie’s grave (simply marked Lizbeth) was included in the following article on Storify: http://t.co/1IlO3IhCUK