The Mall

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Another human with a death wish. Welcome to the Mall, tourist.

Willow, to the Lone Wanderer

The Mall is a location in Fallout 3. It is based on the real-life National Mall in downtown Washington D.C, except that it is much smaller and has different museums.


The Mall is now a bombed-out war zone occupied by super mutants. The park itself has been replaced by a series of trenches, fences and bunkers in fortified positions where the super mutants are entrenched. Crossing this part of the Mall will involve enduring firefights, (Unless you sneak around the outsides) but the various Metro stations on either side of this zone offer a relatively safe passage underground.


The Brotherhood of Steel holds a defensive position around the Washington Monument in the center of the Mall, and Talon Company is taking the offense against super mutants to the west toward The Capitol Building.

The Reflecting Pool, found between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial, is full of wrecked cars and shopping carts. Its radiation is strong enough to reach a few feet away from the water.

The Mall is a key location in Fallout 3 that connects several important buildings and subway systems together. However, because of this, it has the second largest concentration of super mutants in the Capital Wasteland, the first being Vault 87.

Points of interest

Notable loot


  • Many of the super mutants in the Mall do not respawn so it is possible to make the area relatively clear of enemies.
  • For the adventurous type, this is a good place to pick up a couple of extra miniguns (off of super mutants) and some spare suits of power armor (off of fallen Brotherhood of Steel soldiers).
  • The Mall is one of the most diverse locations on the map in terms of factions. It includes an members of the Brotherhood of Steel, Talon Company mercs, slavers, super mutants and an Underworld ghoul. Once the Waters of Life quest is finished a small group of Enclave Soldiers can be found at the Capitol Building as well.


The Mall only appears in Fallout 3.


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