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Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River ranked one of best haunted hotels in the country



With Halloween fast approaching, a famous Fall River hotel and museum has been ranked as one of the country’s best.

USA Today ran a poll for readers to choose their favorite haunted hotel in the United States. Fall River’s own Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast Museum snagged the 10th spot. The property at 230 Second Street is the only location from New England to make the list.

The excerpt included in the ranking is as follows:

“The museum and B&B in Fall River, Mass. has a gruesome history. The house was the site of unsolved murders: the hatchet killings of a man and his wife, and even the decapitation of a cat in the basement. Visitors to the B&B can choose from six rooms and suites that they may or may not be sharing with the spirits of the departed.”

The Bed and Breakfast Museum is where Andrew and Abby Borden were hacked to death with a hatchet on August 4, 1892.

The house is just as it was back then. The furnishings were retained, the décor duplicated, and the original hardware and doors are still intact. Artifacts from the murder case are displayed in the home while memorabilia from the era line shelves and mantel tops.

The property was sold to Lance Zaal in 2021 who owns and operates several businesses that he founded or co-founded, including iTourMobile, King of Clubs Coffee and Brewing Company, and 15 tourism and entertainment-based businesses across thirteen cities. The businesses include US Ghost Adventures which are walking haunted tours that are hosted in NYC, Williamsburg, New Orleans, Boston, Salem, Gettysburg, DC, Savannah, Charleston, Key West, St. Augustine, and Las Vegas.

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