Stay in Lizzie Borden’s house and other mysterious locations in Massachusetts for £1195 per person
Released this week on 2 May 2017, See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt reimagines the unsolved American true criminal case of the Lizzie Borden murders that happened in Massachusetts. On a summer morning of 1892, Lizzie’s father and step-mother are found brutally murdered – Lizzie Borden is thirty two years old, living at home and becomes a suspect. After the trial, she is found innocent and to this day, no one has been convicted of the crime.
Known for the being the Borden family home, the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast Museum in Fall River, Massachusetts is the perfect place to immerse yourself in this murder story. Visitors will find a Victorian house with a wicked past and they can stay in any of the 8 bedrooms that were once home to the Borden’s. Should visitors not be brave enough to stay, tours of the house are provided daily 11:00 – 15:00.
Where else can visitors test their fears in Massachusetts?
In the most haunted hotel in Boston – The Omni Parker House. It is said that the ghost of the original owner (Harvey Parker) continues to roam the halls of the hotel. Sights of the ghost usually come out on the 10th floor and he visits room 1078 occasionally. Apparently, there’s also a gathering of ghosts on the 3rd floor – in room 303 and the elevators have been known to stop for no reason.
Salem offers visitors a Halloween experience all year round. The city of Salem on the north coast of Massachusetts is famous for the 1692 witch trials. Visitors can find out more about these twenty innocent individuals, who were executed due to supposedly being in pact with the Devil, at the Salem Witch Museum and experience the performance that relives the story at the Witch Dungeon Museum. Visitors can also visit the home of the judge, Jonathan Corwin at the Witch House. There is also a Witch Trails Memorial which includes twenty granite benches inscribed with the name and date of each execution. Visitors can also discover the witch city during a bewitched after dark walking tour, a historical walking tour led by a Salem native and modern witch. There is a wide array of Witch shops, each offering their own style of classes and themed on different types of magic found in Salem.
Take me to mysterious Massachusetts:
Inspired by the release of this new book, Bon Voyage is offering a seven night package from £1195 per person including return flights from London Heathrow to Boston Logan International Airport, three nights in Boston, Omni Parker, two nights in Salem in the Morning Glory B&B and two nights in the Lizzie Suite at the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast Museum including car hire. Price based on room only, two people sharing and travel in October 2017.
To book, visit bvusa.co/inthepress or call 0800 316 0194
Kirsty & Joanne
UK Representative Office
Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism
Shaftesbury House, 2nd Floor,
20 Tylney Road, Bromley, Kent BR1 2RL
Tel: + 44 (0) 208 464 8483