Lizzie Borden’s “Maplecroft” For Sale

Lizzie Borden’s Post-Acquittal home is for sale. “Maplecroft” was placed on the market for $849,900 in September. Failing to entice a buyer, the home has been reduced to $799,000. Although not as salacious as the “Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast,” Maplecroft holds insight into Lizzie’s life after she was acquitted for the murders of her father and stepmother.

Built for Charles Allen in 1889, Maplecroft is a classic Queen Anne Victorian single-family home. Boasting 8 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, the 3-story home has been partially renovated. Borden and her sister purchased the home in 1894. After her death on June 1, 1927, Borden was laid out in the parlor. The home has changed hands several, though not alarmingly numerous, times.

The current owner is in fact a company, Twilight Enterprises. One of the primary owners, Kristee Bates, initially envisioned turning the home into a bed and breakfast. That did not happen. Three years since acquisition, the company seeks to unload the nearly 4,000 square feet home.


Located at 306 French Street, Fall River, Massachusetts, the home is offered with all the furnishings.

The home has generated several stories; however, the house isn’t noted as having any paranormal activity. It appears to be a typical home in a quiet neighborhood. Indeed, it may be ideal for someone who is fascinated with Lizzie Borden but doesn’t want the paranormal baggage her tragic life carries.