Swansea, Massachusetts: Lizzie Borden's Summer House Furniture

Furniture from the nearby Borden summer cottage -- the same cottage that may have driven Lizzie into an ax-murdering frenzy!

Luther Museum

160 Old Warren Rd, Swansea, MA
Luther Museum. On the southeast corner of Old Warren Rd and Pearse Rd.
Sundays in July-Aug. or by appt. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Dining room chair.

Lizzie Borden's Summer House Furniture

The Luther Museum (an 1815 general store) is the repository of Lizzie Borden's summer house furniture. The Bordens owned a summer cottage in Swansea. Lizzie and her sister inherited it after their parents' murder. The museum attendants insist that the furniture is the real deal, so who am I not to believe? The furniture resides on the second floor. Ask an attendant to point it out.

The furniture of the murder house was destroyed in a warehouse fire in the 1930s. We went on the pretense of a toy show at the museum. No one was there for the toys. Everyone was there to see the furniture.

[Bill LaCivita, 09/10/2017]

The summer cottage is what we call the Motivation House, as Lizzie was supposedly motivated to ax-murder her parents upon learning that they planned to leave the cottage to someone else in their will.

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