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This is my ancestral home. The Cabots have always lived here, since long before the Great War. If you're asking what we're still doing here, with Boston in its current sad state, well... that's a story for another time, perhaps.Jack Cabot

Cabot House is a location in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston in 2287.[1]

Background

Located on Louisburg Square, the building serves as the Cabot family's ancestral home, built in 1711.[1][2]

Layout

The building is in excellent condition, despite its age and having survived the Great War. The entrance is key-locked, but may be opened by persuading Edward Deegan in dialogue through the intercom, or without the need for persuasion if the related quest Special Delivery has already been started.

In the basement is the kitchen and Deegan's bedroom, which contains a Master-locked floor safe and a steamer trunk. On the first floor is a large living room, with the dining room in the back. On the second floor is Jack Cabot's laboratory, with an Expert-locked terminal containing a wealth of information on the family's history. The third floor is initially inaccessible behind key-locked doors until starting the quest The Secret of Cabot House, but consists of corridors lined with uninteractable display cases, a storage closet with a second steamer trunk, and three bedrooms, with Emogene Cabot's bedroom and Master-locked terminal in the northeast corner.

Inhabitants

Notable loot

Notes

  • All the loot in the house respawns when the cell is loaded. This includes the Fat Man and the mini nuke in the basement, the Zeta gun on the second floor, and the two steamer trunks in the basement and on the third floor.
  • Depending on the actions taken in The Secret of Cabot House, the house may fall under the ownership of Lorenzo, with most of the inhabitants killed. The only original resident who can be spared in this case is Edward Deegan.

Companion comments

  • When at this location, companions make comments, which are activated at three locations: the exterior by the shrubbery, the living room, and the laboratory.
Location comments
Character Specific location Comment
Cait Exterior "Okay, what the hell is a buildin' that nice doin' in a rundown city like this?"
Living room "There might be some valuable stuff inside. Let's go check it out."
Laboratory "I don't know what they're workin' on in here, but it can't be good."
Codsworth Exterior "That structure looks quite promising, sir/mum. It's not everyday you see such a well kept abode among the Commonwealth squalor."
Living room "Can it be? A residence untouched by time?"
Laboratory "I believe the title "mad scientist" would be appropriate here."
Curie Exterior "Oh, look at the architecture. So lovely."
Living room "Interesting. A structure in this condition might contain pristine pre-war artifacts. We should search it carefully."
Laboratory "I think this is not the good type of science."
Danse
Living room "Amazing. It's as if time itself has avoided this place."
Laboratory "Nothing good can come of this place."
Deacon Exterior "Anything that looks that pristine's got to be bad news."
Living room "Whoever their maid service is I want their number."
Laboratory "Great. Another crazy scientist. Did someone order them in bulk?"
John Hancock Exterior "Place looks like it opted out of the war entirely."
Living room "People can't actually live here, right?"
Laboratory "Wanderin' into places like this is how people end up lab experiments. Trust me."
Robert MacCready Exterior "I've got a very bad feeling about this place."
Living room "Whoever lives here must have made a deal with the devil."
Laboratory "What the heck's with all this science junk? Something isn't right here."
Nick Valentine Exterior "It's like painting a huge sign on their front door. "Rob me.""
Living room "This place is more museum than home."
Laboratory "Seem like an awful advanced set up for a civilian, don't you think?"
Piper Wright Exterior "Place gives me the creeps."
Living room "The stuff in here's older than you, Blue."
Laboratory "No, this doesn't feel like a trap at all..."
Preston Garvey Exterior "Cabot House? For real? I always thought this place was just a legend."
Living room "I feel like we've stepped back in time."
Laboratory "I can't decide if this makes Jack more impressive or even crazier than I thought."
X6-88 Exterior "We've got very little intel on this place. The more we can learn, the better."
Living room "It must take an army of robots to keep this house so clean."
Laboratory "Is this what passes for science on the surface?"

Appearances

Cabot House appears only in Fallout 4.

Behind the scenes

  • The Cabot family is based on the real-world Cabots, one of the "first families of Boston." The first Cabot arrived in Boston from Europe in the year 1700, and many business leaders and politicians since that time have hailed from the family. A famous Boston toast jokes: "And this is good old Boston, the home of the bean and the cod. Where the Lowells talk only to Cabots, and the Cabots talk only to God."
  • The artifacts in the display cases on the third floor are real-world objects from the ancient world, including an Elamite roundel, a Hittite wall inscription, and an Indus Valley cow votive.

Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide p. 462: "This 1711 mansion is sealed up tighter than a T-60 Power Armor vacuum attachment: It is strangely preserved amid the general decay. Located on Louisburg Square, the park is still well maintained. The intercom at the front door allows you to ask to gain entry."
  2. Cabot house entry placard
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