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Lizzie Borden house with wood louvered green shutters.

Haunted Green Shutters

Halloween is just around the corner, so we are highlighting the spookiest of all exterior shutter installations. Nestled in the heart of Fall River, Massachusetts, resides a charming bed and breakfast. This stunning all-green two-story Greek-Revival house is a visual masterpiece. It features dark green shutters flanking the windows of a light green facade. Who wouldn’t want to spend a romantic New England weekend nestled among the autumn foliage?

However, guests of this exquisite green house are in for a shock if they arrive expecting a relaxing retreat with a good night of rest. Many actually come to this infamous landmark intentionally for a skin-crawling encounter with the spirit of Lizzie Borden. For it is here that on August 4, 1892, one of America’s most notorious murders occurred. Although she was officially tried and acquitted of the charges, many still believe Lizzie Borden murdered her father and stepmother that morning with an axe.

Lizzie Borden house with wood louvered green shutters.

Guest can reserve any of eight rooms at the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast, including those of Lizzie Borden and John Morse. The staff is extremely accommodating and will make you feel right at home, but you may never get too comfortable. Reports of paranormal activity are frequent and some guests depart before their stay is complete.

The museum works hard to educate visitors with regular house tours and reenactments. Those who embrace mystery and the macabre are sure to thoroughly enjoy this adventure.

The infamous Lizzie Borden house is a destination for anyone fascinated by unsolved crimes, haunted houses, or the supernatural. The story has become worldwide folklore, recited to generation after generation. It has been subject of books, movies, and song. In fact, many can still recite the following rhyme:

Lizzie Borden took an axe
She gave her mother forty whacks,
After she saw what she had done,
She gave her father forty-one.
Lizzie Borden got away,
For her crime she did not pay.

We encourage you to pay an exhilarating visit to this infamous establishment.

Dark green shutters installed on a house with green siding.

Built in 1845, the Lizzie Borden House has been well maintained over the years to preserve its original splendor. The California Redwood window shutters were painted the aptly named color Sherwin Williams Rookwood Shutter Green (SW 2809), which perfectly complement the all-green siding. It is a unique color combination that works perfectly.

We suspect you will discover green shutters are more popular than you think. Other popular green house paint colors include:

  • Benjamin Moore Black Forest Green
  • Benjamin Moore Chrome Green
  • Valspar Pine Green
  • Benjamin Moore Narragansett Green
  • Sherwin Williams Roycroft Bottle Green
  • Duron Historic Charleston Green
Exterior green shutters on a white house.
Green shutters on a historic house in Georgia.