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The Whitespring Presidential Cottage and Museum, also known as the Appalachian White House,[1] is an unmarked location within the Whitespring in the Savage Divide region of Appalachia.

Background

The crown jewel of the cottages of the Whitespring, the Presidential dwarfs others with its size and splendor. The two-story structure was organized as a museum tourist attraction, with each of the rooms furnished to emphasize its grandeur and past splendor.[2] The state dining room at the cottage has hosted more than a dozen formal banquets with heads of state. All of the furniture in the room was American-made, most dating to the eighteenth century. The most notable piece was the mahogany grand cabinet, which previously displayed the Whitespring's Presidential Platinum China, and a display cabinet with a saber carried by President Ulysses S. Grant during the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War, when his primary sword was lost at the Battle of Champion Hill and not recovered until the following day.[3]

The Hall of Heroes displayed a fine collection of high-quality reproduction oil paintings commemorating heroes of the American Revolutionary War, leading directly to the president's portico on the rear of the house, with a commanding view of the Springhill Golf Course. The deck chairs on the portico were purchased from the White House in 2042 following renovations to the White House pool. The final room on the ground floor was the social parlor. When not enjoying activities elsewhere on the property, the first family often retired to the social parlor on the first floor. The parlor features a comfortable space for casual discussions and evening entertainment, especially after a formal dinner. The grand piano in the room has been played by several notable pianists (and innumerable presidential children). The cello, though once believed to be an original Stradivarius, was later determined to be a forgery, but remains with the house as an item of particular interest.[3]

Upstairs, the presidential suite provided an elegant respite for the resort's distinguished guests. Notable pieces in this room included an antique television and phone from the Roosevelt White House and a bureau that once belonged to President Millard Fillmore. Although the bed was originally a traditional four-poster, the 1887 mahogany bed was refashioned into a more modern design following damage during remodeling in 2054. The other room is the children's suite, which hosted the children and grandchildren of American presidents for decades. Of particular note are toys donated by each of the children who have stayed in the cottage. Together, they represent different eras in American history, from an original 1903 teddy bear, through icons of the mid-century space race, to the modern Giddyup Buttercup.[3]

Layout

The cottage is a part of the world space and has two floors, with high-level white collar loot. The case with Grant's saber, the objective of the Order of Mysteries quest Forging a Legend, requires collecting the Whitespring staff password from the corpse upstairs, under the shower in the children's suite. A skeleton surrounded by chems lays over the side of the bed in the Presidential Suite, leaning over a basket.

Notable loot

Appearances

The Whitespring Presidential Cottage and Museum appears only in Fallout 76.

Gallery

References

  1. Whitespring Presidential Cottage terminal entries; Presidential Cottage & Museum terminal, STAFF MENU
  2. Fallout 76 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide pp. 425–426: "THE WHITESPRING GOLF CLUB
    "This is part of The Whitespring Resort, and the exterior map is referenced with that location. Looking amazingly untouched by the ravages of war, this golf club (once popular with politicians and titans of industry) has been kept well manicured by robotic attendants, as the human occupants are looking distinctly emaciated. There's a full 18 holes to explore (with small stone storage huts and a refreshment kiosk to gather loot from), though the main area of interest is the club house (for junk appropriation). The row of white bungalows and Presidential Cottage and Museum along the edge of the location are off-limits unless you have the necessary hand scanner code."
    (Fallout 76 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Atlas of Appalachia)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Whitespring Presidential Cottage terminal entries; Presidential Cottage & Museum terminal, Self-Guided Tour
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