Abraham Washington

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Each of the documents in this room tells a small but important story about the history of the United States of America. Unfortunately, the greatest prize of all is missing from the collection.

Abraham Washington is the owner and curator of the Capitol Preservation Society in Rivet City in 2277.


Washington continues the work started by his parents, who were just as passionate about preserving their heritage as residents of the nation's capital. He is a virtual shut-in at his Capitol Preservation Society. Abraham is a classic social outcast who talks to himself all the time. He has almost no social skills and has a deeper emotional connection to his historical objects than he does to any human being.[1]

Daily scheduleEdit

As its curator, he is normally seen walking around Capitol Preservation Society rooms and sometimes around other parts nearby. According to Sydney, he asks every traveler who comes through to retrieve the Declaration of Independence.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
Essential: yesIcon check
  • Always
Enslavable: noIcon cross
Companion: noIcon cross
Bounty: yesIcon check
Merchant: noIcon cross
Repairman: noIcon cross
Doctor: noIcon cross
Rents bed/room: noIcon cross
Starts quests: yesIcon check
Involved in quests: yesIcon check


Other interactionsEdit

Washington will mention his Capitol Preservation Society and, when asked about the history of the Declaration of Independence, will tell a humorous inaccurate tale filled with anachronisms, saying that the document was signed at "Fort McHarry" (as opposed to Fort McHenry, which wasn't built until years after the document was signed) in Maryland by the "Second Judgemental Congress" (instead of the Second Continental Congress) and was taken to Britain, by plane instead of ship, to be presented to the king. He also calls the Revolutionary War the "Evolutionary War." His issues with history are understandable, considering the devastation since the Great War that severely limited resources for accurate historical information.

However, Three Dog seems to know more about the document's history.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Dirty pre-War relaxedwear
Reading glasses
Lincoln's repeater* Abraham Washington's key (also a small chance of random food item) Ear

* Only after being sold Lincoln's repeater.


Since he is considered "Essential," killing him will only result in him losing consciousness. When he awakes, he will always be non-hostile.

Notable quotesEdit

  • "Abraham Washington's the name... curator of this little slice of American history."
  • "By bringing this to me, do you realize you've just written yourself into the history books? You're a true American hero and will be remembered for this glorious day!"
  • "Each of the documents in this room tells a small but important story about the history of the United States of America. Unfortunately, the greatest prize of all is missing from the collection."


Abraham Washington appears in Fallout 3 and Fallout: Shelter.

Behind the scenesEdit

His name is a combination of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, two of the United States' most influential presidents.


  1. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide

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