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Hamilton's hideaway is a small cave in the side of a cliff face in the Capital Wasteland. It is mentioned by Evan King in Arefu as a possible location of The Family as part of the Blood Ties quest.


Icon cut contentThe following is based on Fallout 3 cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

This underground complex was originally a well-prepared shelter for a family of three - a husband, his wife Maggie, and their daughter Robin, established due to a mistrust of Vault-Tec. Fitted with air filtration, chemical toilets, an artesian well, and a fusion generator, it provided a long-stay option until radiation levels subsided.

Icon cut contentEnd of information based on Fallout 3 cut content.


Just north of Moonbeam outdoor cinema and southeast of northwest Seneca station, Hamilton's hideaway is a network of tunnels that sprout from one single tunnel. Multiple catwalks lead over rock which leads into a hallway constructed of metal. The weapons cache for completing the unmarked quest, Caching in with Three Dog, is located in the northwest corner of the hideaway, through a hole in the left wall.


The cave itself is populated with variants of radscorpions, radroaches, two or three raiders, and sometimes a giant radscorpion near the raider hideout. Outside the cave random enemies may spawn, mostly mole rats and mirelurks. Harder enemies may spawn at higher levels.

  • A room with 3 radroaches in it is located around the middle of the cache and the bandit lair. 2 of these radroaches will be hostile, so will the third. The third may spawn in the wall and if you try to shoot it, it falls out of the map and appears in the room, unstuck.
  • Some of these enemies will be dead when the player finds them, because radscorpions and raiders will fight each other.
  • Sometimes 1 or 3 dead wastelander bodies (that may have spawned alive) will appear.
  • At higher levels with Broken Steel installed, an albino radscorpion may be encountered.
  • When fast traveling here, on some occasions 3-4 yao guai will spawn.

Notable lootEdit

In the weapons cacheEdit

The gate key is obtained through dialogue from Three Dog.

Related questsEdit


In a cut terminal entry it is stated that Frank was disposed of in a furnace. The terminal itself was cut as well, making it unclear if the furnace can be found.


Hamilton's hideaway appears only in Fallout 3.


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