Borden family monument.
Family monument. Lizzie's grave is the tiny one in the grass in the background.

Lizzie Borden's Grave

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Fall River, Massachusetts

Lizzie Borden's final resting place is so popular that the cemetery owners have painted arrows on roads from the entrance directly to the grave.

Once there, visitors see a big "Borden" monument and assume that it's Lizzie's, since she was so famous. In fact, the monument is the tombstone of her mother, father, and stepmother, the last two hacked to death by someone who may or may not have been Lizzie. The three children are listed on the back.

Lizzie's tombstone, in contrast, is surprisingly tiny, off to the right of the big monument. It's a little marker, low to the ground, simply engraved, "Lizbeth."

Lizzie Borden's Grave

Oak Grove Cemetery

Address:
Prospect St., Fall River, MA
Directions:
Oak Grove Cemetery. Enter the cemetery at the east end of Prospect St., just after it crosses Stetson St. Once inside the cemetery gates, turn left and follow the white arrows on the pavement to the Borden graves; they're only a short drive from the entrance. LonLat: 41.707660, -71.138272
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