Fallout 3 locations project
L'Enfant Plaza can be reached through Hazmat disposal site L5 from Mall Southwest, or from the irradiated Metro, which enters the Plaza through L'Enfant South. The plaza is populated by a large number of super mutants.
In L'Enfant South, there's an office building that once housed the Capitol Post newspaper (simply marked "Office" on the map). The building contains a few computers with the text of the articles that appear on the loading screens. In the basement of this building you find "Gibson's corpse", with a key and a note saying "Search the house!" The house is the Gibson house located in Minefield and the key opens the model house on the ground floor of the Gibson home.
To the west of the Capitol Post newspaper office is the L'Enfant Cafe (C). The cafe has a few dead raiders, two first aid boxes, some Buffout, and a mine box.
Madame Jealle's (location will mark on map as "Shop") to the west of the L'Enfant Cafe.
About 15 different super mutants are in the area, maybe even two or three overlords, depending on your level.
- U.S. Army: 30 Handy Flamethrower Recipes, sniper rifle, and some other goodies in a makeshift camp under a partially collapsed overpass east of the plaza. (A)
- Big Book of Science in a Pulowski Preservation shelter behind a building south of the plaza. (B)
- The Lone Wanderer may encounter a vertibird landing on the central crossroads, which usually results in a major firefight between the Enclave soldiers and super mutants in the area. With the addition of some exploding vehicles, this is likely to result in many dead enemies with minimal effort.
- Just as the Vertibird lands, if you shoot at the nearby tractor trailer truck it will create a chain reaction (with other cars in area) of nuclear blasts that will take out all mutants and Enclave soldiers. A final shot with a missile or grenade will take out the damaged Vertibird, or simply shoot it with the Tesla cannon this will make the Vertibird instantly explode no matter what as long as you hit it.
- Despite that the Washington Monument appears to be right behind the metro station Hazmat Disposal Site L5, it is actually much farther away, and not even in that direction.
L'Enfant appears only in Fallout 3
Behind the scenes
- L'Enfant Plaza is a real-world complex of office buildings, a hotel, and an underground shopping mall in Washington, D.C.
- Pierre Charles L'Enfant was the chief urban designer of the city of Washington, DC in 1791.
- In Paris, France there is a structure that is very similar to this one called Le Louvre.