The Lizzie Borden Ax Murder House Has Hit the Market

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It looks like a quaint New England home from the outside, but the house where Lizzie Borden's family was murdered is one of the most notorious private residences in the country. Now, it can be yours for $2 million.

As CBS Boston reports, the property at 230 2nd Street in Fall River, Massachusetts, has hit the market. Roughly 130 years ago, the bodies of Abby and Andrew Borden were discovered there with fatal ax wounds. (But not quite as many as the famous rhyme suggests; Abby received about 18 whacks while Andrew was struck with 11).

As the stepdaughter of Abby and the daughter of Andrew, 32-year-old Lizzie Borden became the primary suspect. Despite the judge admitting she was "probably guilty," Borden was acquitted of the murders and lived to age 66.

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Today, the infamous crime scene is a popular tourist attraction. The Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast Museum offers tours to the public and six bedrooms where guests can spend the night, including the room where Abby was found murdered. Whoever buys the house will also own the business and any trademarks and intellectual rights associated with it. If buyers are looking for an equally spooky place to live while they run their business, the Victorian mansion Maplecroft, where Lizzie spent her life post-acquittal is also for sale.

To learn more about this killer real estate opportunity, you can contact the listing agent here.

[h/t CBS Boston]