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The Charleston Capitol Building is a location in the city of Charleston in Appalachia in 2102.


The Charleston Capitol Building survived the Great War intact, as no bombs were dropped directly on Charleston. In the immediate aftermath of the war, surviving members of the West Virginia state government formed the Charleston Emergency Government in the Capitol Building under the leadership of a Provisional Council headed by Speaker of the House Abigale Poole while they waited for instruction from Washington, D.C.. No word from the Federal government ever came. By 2082, the Charleston Emergency Government had formed an alliance with the Responders and attempted to establish peaceful relations with the Brotherhood of Steel, Free States, and even the raiders. A flood caused by the destruction of Summersville Dam occurred on Christmas Day in 2082, devastating Charleston and presumably wiping out the members of the Charleston Emergency Government.


Charleston Capitol Building is the easternmost location in the ruins of the city of Charleston, the former capital of West Virginia. Mud and debris carried by the floodwaters unleashed by the broken Summersville Dam have buried the central plaza and blocked the building's front entrance. A large bell in the plaza has been marked with the Responders' emblem. There is a weapons workbench in a flooded generator room in the basement. The Charleston Capitol DMV and courthouse can be accessed from separate doors above ground, and the two buildings are also linked underground.

Notable lootEdit

  • Overseer's log - Charleston - Holotape, in the overseer's cache trunk.
  • Christmas plans - Holotape, in the office of Abigale Poole.
  • Official notice - Note, affixed to the bottom left corner of the placard outside of Senator Blackwell's office.
  • Voting advertisement - Holotape, on a desk in a room full of desks with typewriters. The room will be the first room to the south on the second floor on the west side of the rotunda, where the floor collapses down back to the first floor.
  • Carter and Blackwell - Traitors! - Note, found on a desk next to the crime log terminal and in the governor's office.
  • Letter from the president - A paper note on a small white table over the floor safe in the governor's office.
  • Hornwright Industrial correspondence - Note on the desk of the governor's office, to the left of the terminal.
  • Plan: Chemistry workbench - On the cart next to the chemistry station in the Charleston Capitol Courthouse building.
  • Server maintinenceIcon sic - Note, in a server room in the basement of the capitol building, sitting on a toppled server with a screwdriver and a box of spings and screws.
  • Random weapon plan - In the ruined apartments immediately east of the capitol building, on the kitchen counter of the apartment with the wooden bunkbed on the second floor from the top.
  • Interrogation: Doe, Jane - Holotape, on a tablet next to a mugshot in the police interrogation room inside of the Charleston Capital Courthouse building.
  • Vault-Tec bobblehead - In the judge's chambers at the back of the courtroom with the collapsed ceiling.
  • Two fusion cores - One in a generator in a room at the western end of the lower level, and the other in a generator in the flooded room at the eastern end of the same floor.
  • Key to Holbrooke's stash - In Tanner Holbrook's room on the third floor. The key opens Holbrook's stash in a flooded generator room in the basement.
  • Ticket number C42 - Note, obtained by interacting with the number machines at the front desk of the DMV lobby.
  • Ticket number A3 - Note, obtained by interacting with the number machines at the front desk of the DMV lobby.
  • DMV-AT-21C form - Note, obtained from the DMV application terminal during Recruitment Blues.
  • DMV-AT-21C-V form - Note, obtained during Recruitment Blues.


  • A special notice can be found hanging in several places in the buildings, but cannot be taken; one is in the rotunda hanging on a pillar.
  • The Charleston Capitol Building will introduce a change to its layout in the upcoming Patch 12.


The Charleston Capitol Building appears only in Fallout 76.

Behind the scenesEdit

The Charleston Capital building is architecturally designed on the West Virginia State Capitol, which is the seat of government of the state of West Virginia.


[platforms tag needed] The terrain in the surrounding area can deal collision damage which can cause loot bags to be unable to be retrieved. [verification overdue]


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