25 Haunted New England inns
Few houses in Massachusetts are more notorious than the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast. To create an authentic experience, the inn owners display their meticulously collected Borden memorabilia throughout the house they restored to look as it did when the Borden family resided there.
Lizzie Borden was tried and acquitted for the brutal ax murders of her father and stepmother. On August 4, 1892, the family maid was awakened by 33-year-old Lizzie yelling that she had found the body of her murdered father on the living room couch. Her stepmother Abbys body was later discovered in an upstairs guest room. No one else was home at the time. And no one else was ever tried for the murders delivered by 29 ax blows.
Guests who dont mind the house's violent history, if not ghosts, can stay the night in one of the Borden family bedrooms or take a house tour that recounts the events of that August day 116 years ago (left). The inn even serves the same breakfast the Bordens ate the day they were murdered: bananas, jonnycakes, sugar cookies, and coffee.