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Fall River, Massachusetts: Lizzie Borden Murderabilia (In Transition) Team Field Report

Fall River Historical Society

451 Rock St., Fall River, MA
I-195 exit 8B. Drive north on Hwy 24 to exit 5. Make the first right off of the traffic circle onto US Hwy 6/President Ave. Go through two sets of stoplights, then down a hill with a park on the right. At the end of the park, turn left onto Rock St. Continue on Rock St. for five blocks to Maple St. The Brayton House/Fall River Historical Society will be on the left, at the corner, on the far side of Maple St.
Currently closed for renovations. (Call to verify)
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Lizzie Borden Murderabilia.

Lizzie Borden Murderabilia

A selection of mementoes from alleged murderess Lizzie Borden are on museum display, including a hatchet head, blood-stained artifacts, and her cutlery. Currently closed for renovations; may reopen some time in 2024. Report... [07/01/2008]

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Lizzie Borden Murderabilia

The museum has been closed since the summer of 2023 for renovations. As of April 2024, it's still closed. If visiting, check their website to see if they've opened back up!

[Clint, 04/25/2024]

It can be disquieting when a museum that displays oddities closes for "renovations" -- often code for "we're throwing out this weird junk" -- but in this case the Fall River Historical Society Museum said one of its goals was to better protect its collection of Lizzie Borden artifacts.

Lizzie Borden Museum

About nine years ago my family and I ended up at Fall River Historical Society's Lizzie Borden Museum, in Massachusetts. You know, "Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks..." . They had the actual axe, autopsy photos, and even the chair she sat on in jail while she was awaiting trial. Our guide told us that actually Lizzie only hit her mother seven times and her father eight times with the weapon. It was pretty interesting.

[Mike Horan, 10/19/1997]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Lizzie Borden's GraveLizzie Borden's Grave, Fall River, MA - < 1 mi.
Battleship MassachusettsBattleship Massachusetts, Fall River, MA - < 1 mi.
Rolling RockRolling Rock, Fall River, MA - 1 mi.
In the region:
Giant Rocky Marciano, Brockton, MA - 26 mi.

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