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Lizzie Borden Home

The site of the infamous axe murders of Lizzie Borden's father and stepmother is today a bed and breakfast establishment, where one of the guest rooms is a crime scene. Guests are given a tour and a history lesson. Although Lizzie was acquitted of the crimes, most local people believed her guilty, and she lived the remainder of her life as a recluse.

Originally submitted by: Barney Frank, Representative (4th District).

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