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Usually it isn't a problem, but this group was bigger than usual. We fought our way into Our Lady of Hope Hospital, hoping to find cover.Reilly

Our Lady of Hope Hospital is located near Vernon Square station in the ruins of Washington, D.C. in the Capital Wasteland in 2277. It is a good source for medical supplies and explosives, and it plays a role in the quest Reilly's Rangers.


There are entrances to the hospital from the square as well as the dry sewer. A broadcasting antenna has fallen from the hospital onto the Statesman Hotel, and the only way to enter the hotel's upper floors is by using this antenna as a bridge.

First floor

The first floor has a large number of super mutants, including at least two centaurs and seven super mutant brutes.

With the Broken Steel add-on, one may also encounter a large number of super mutant overlords throughout the building, most of which wields a tri-beam laser rifle or Gatling laser.

The terminal that controls the turret system is located in a room in the northeast corner of the hospital lobby.

On the east side of the first floor, there is an Average locked closet. Unlocking the closet reveals a still-functioning Mister Handy, who will proceed to wander the halls and attack centaurs and super mutants, although they will quickly destroy it. The closet also has 4 first aid boxes inside.

In the eastern hallway, there is a rigged explosive baby carriage at the first ceiling lamp.

In the north end of the building, in the lobby, there are several super mutants, as well as several traps, including:

  • A frag mine next to four fire extinguishers atop a gurney.
  • A grenade bouquet in the women's bathroom (to the right) rigged to a tripwire.
  • Both eastern bathrooms have microfusion cell traps built into one of the cisterns that will zap the player character if they drink from the toilet. Both hold plenty of microfusion cells.
  • A room to the northeast has two working computers, the one closest to the door has a tell-tale rotating sensor atop it and using the backplate of it reveals a frag grenade trap (Explosives skill 45 to de-activate). This trap only activates when one attempts to use the front of the terminal.
  • On the top stair leading up to the second-floor balcony are two frag mines. A super mutant will usually detonate these if he runs to attack the player character.

Notable loot

First floor map

Second floor map

  • A pre-War book can be found on the western counter in the lobby/waiting room on the first floor. This room is in the northwest corner of the map.
  • Two D.C. Journals of Internal Medicine. The first, in a room at the southeast corner of the hospital's first floor. Turn northwest upon entering the room and it will be on a table next to the radio below the clock. The second is in the cafeteria on the second floor. One can access the second floor from the northwest corner of the main floor. Look on a circular table just north of a leaky gas pipe.
  • 48 drinking glasses on the second level, the highest amount in a single section in the game.

Related quest


  • As one enters the large room with scaffolding, and super mutants in which appears to be what was once a waiting room, look up at the ceiling and notice that there is a hole in it. Shoot at the barrel poking out of it to make it fall out and stand back to watch a trail of skeletons and barrels fall to the ground. After everything has fallen out there appears to be a full skeleton hanging upside down by its leg out of the hole. When viewed at the right angle (or using tcl in the console), one can see another skeleton holding the dangling one up.
  • Upon entering, near the front doors to the hospital, there are two mutants sometimes standing in the middle of the front lobby (one patrols but always returns to speak with the other eventually). They discuss how they have not found any of the "green stuff" on their search. This is a reference to the Forced Evolutionary Virus. When the player character speaks with Reilly (leader of Reilly's Rangers) she mentions that the super mutants are around the hospital area in concentrated numbers as if they were searching for something. This is due to their efforts to locate more of the virus they once had at Vault 87 used to create their kind.
  • This location is one of the best sources of blood packs in the game.


Our Lady of Hope Hospital appears only in Fallout 3.


Playstation 3Playstation 3 When dropping multiple items at the same time within the hospital, items beyond the first do not drop as expected but instead appear in the first floor room with the frag grenade computer trap, wall safe and Vernon Square exit. [verified]