Layout[edit | edit source]
Boston Common consists of a large and open, irradiated area. The common contains other locations such as the Massachusetts State House to the north, Swan's Pond on the western side complete with pre-War swan boats. In addition, the Boylston Club can be found on the outskirts through the red door in the southern row of buildings, the Prost bar, a basement bar on the north corner of the western row of buildings, and Park Street station, on the northeasternmost corner. A plaque reads:
The Freedom Trail also begins at Boston Common. There is a friendly Protectron named tour bot located on the eastern side of the common next to the fountain. In front of the fountain, there is a sign and a seal.
The sign reads, "At Journey's End Follow Freedom's Lantern." The seal says "The Freedom Trail. Boston." There appears to be a code. The number 7 is written in the center with red ink, and the letter A in Trail is bracketed. Each of the seals has a number that corresponds to a letter in "railroad" - for example, the seal marked 1 has the "R" marked.
Notable loot[edit | edit source]
- Grognak the Barbarian issue #6 - On the ground in the gazebo at the center of the Common next to a skeleton and several radiation barrels.
Related quests[edit | edit source]
- Road to Freedom: The Sole Survivor has heard of a group that aims to take on the Institute and only has the clue, "Follow the Freedom Trail." To find the Railroad, they have to start at Boston Common.
Notes[edit | edit source]
|Cait||"" the Common. Just sayin'.|
|Curie||"Boston Common. Can we explore?"|
|Deacon||"The Common looks peaceful, but no one sane goes inside."|
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Boston Common appears only in Fallout 4.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Boston Common is based on the real world Boston Common, likewise known as "the Common," a central public park in downtown Boston, Massachusetts that serves as the southern end of the Freedom Trail. The real world Parkman Bandstand can also be seen in-game.