Lincoln Memorial

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In this temple, as in the hearts of the people, for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever.

— Epitaph engraved above Lincoln's head, after restoration

The Lincoln Memorial is a memorial building located on the west end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. It is a United States Presidential Memorial constructed in remembrance of President Abraham Lincoln.


The memorial is heavily damaged, but is still standing. Many of its walls were blasted open, and Lincoln's head is missing. When the player first arrives at this location, he/she is threatened by Silas, who tells the player to stay away from the Memorial. Through dialogue, the player may be allowed to enter an entrance to the left of stairs where the player is met by Leroy Walker, who leads Silas and the slavers from Paradise Falls, now occupying the Memorial.

After talking with Leroy the player can start the Head of State quest this way, which is one of two ways to start it. The player may not approach the memorial itself, as the slavers will shoot on sight. According to the slavers, it is kept under guard to prevent slaves from getting any ideas about freedom, as well as making the grounds for slavery stronger in the Capital Wasteland. One slaver even mentions that the site might even be demolished to reduce the slave society's awareness of Lincoln.

Before the quest Head of State, Lincoln's head is at the Temple of the Union. Hannibal Hamlin sets up a settlement at the Lincoln Memorial and restores the head to the statue if the player helps him take the Memorial from the slavers.

If Head of State is completed in favor of the slaves, then three tents will spawn next to the memorial. They will be used as housing for the slaves and sometimes the player can sleep in the beds.

Notable lootEdit

  • Nuka-Cola Quantum, located in the Memorial maintenance room on the ground floor on a metal shelf, where you meet Leroy Walker. It can be stolen with no Karma loss.
  • 5 Nuka-Colas in the maintenance room and 4 in the refugee tent.

Related questsEdit


  • There are thirteen frag mines scattered around the back and side perimeter of the Memorial.
  • There are three trip wires that can be disarmed on the path behind the memorial. Each is connected to a grenade bouquet. One is in the tree line to the northeast.
  • There are two other trip wires protecting holes in the memorial's walls, one is connected to a grenade bouquet, the other to a swing object.
  • There is writing on both inside walls of the memorial. They are Lincoln's inaugural and Gettysburg addresses just as in the actual memorial.
  • The slavers in this location have no connection to the slavers in Paradise Falls. Killing them will elicit neither hostility nor any reaction in dialogue with the slavers in Paradise Falls.


The Lincoln Memorial appears only in Fallout 3. However, the head of Lincoln's statue is held by Hannibal and also appears as an easter egg in Fallout: New Vegas during the Debt Collector quest. When searching for Lady Jane's caravan in the broc flower cave, the head of the memorial is shown tied to Jane's brahmin. It also appears in the Atomic Command game in Fallout 4.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • If you look closely at Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address, inscribed in the northern wall of the memorial, the letter "F" in "Future" is slightly different than the other "F"s. This is because it was accidentally carved as an "E" originally and had to be corrected.
  • The Lincoln Memorial can be seen on channel 8: Washington, DC of the Prepare for the Future teaser site.
  • The in-game statue of Lincoln is much smaller than the actual statue.


  • xbox360Icon xbox360 Sometimes when entering for the first time, the slavers will not be there. [verified]
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 pcIcon pc Sometimes Leroy Walker is not there, or already inside the building. [verified]
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 If you kill one of the followers that you fired near Hannibal Hamlin and his other groups, they turn hostile. [verified]


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