For sale: Lizzie Borden house on the market

FALL RIVER, Mass. — “Lizzie Borden took an axe...” The site of the infamous double murder of Borden patriarch Andrew Borden and his wife Sarah Borden is for sale.

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The home-turned-museum and bed-and-breakfast is on the market for $2 million, according to the listing.

The home in Fall River, Massachusetts, is actually listed as a business opportunity and is being called a turnkey operation as it hosts “lucrative day tours and evening events.”

The owner of the home is retiring, so the deal includes not only the home itself but also the business, trademarks and intellectual rights, the listing states.

The home where Lizzie Borden spent her remaining life, a Victorian mansion named Maplecroft, is also for sale.

Lizzie Borden had been accused of the 1892 hatchet murder of her father and stepmother but was acquitted.

She claimed she found her father’s body, left unrecognizable by the attack, sprawled on the couch. During the investigation, her responses changed when questioned by police multiple times. She also showed no remorse over the death of her father and stepmother, so police became suspicious. Police also found that she had tried to buy poison the day before the brutal attack at a nearby drugstore, according to Smithsonian Magazine.

An inquest was held and she testified under oath.

Eventually, she was arrested and sent to the county jail for nine months.

Despite the long, drawn-out case, she was quickly found not guilty. She spent the rest of her years traveling, dining out and attending the theater, Smithsonian reported. She died in 1927, and was buried next to her father and sister, who died nine days after Lizzie.

No one was convicted of the murders.

To read more on the case, click here.

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