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The White House is a location in Washington, D.C. in 2277. It used to be the official residence of the president of the United States, and sustained a direct hit from a thermonuclear weapon during the Great War.[1]


The White House pool underwent renovations in 2042. Several deck chairs were sold to the Whitespring Presidential Cottage and Museum as a result of the renovations.[2]

In 2077, the president left the White House and secretly began living on Control Station ENCLAVE, a Poseidon Energy oil rig off the coast of San Francisco.[3] The White House Press Corps was unofficially and unceremoniously disbanded around the same time. By October 2077, the West Wing of the building had been empty for over half a year, with nobody having lived or worked politically there for several months. Only a small crew of manual laborers remained on staff to maintain the property.

During the Great War, the White House suffered a direct hit, and all that is left in its place is remnants of the marble pillars and a giant, highly radioactive crater. The only entities left here are some ferocious glowing ones.


The way to the White House is to exit the Penn. Ave Northwest station in Pennsylvania Avenue, go up the stairs, and proceed straight until one reaches the building to the north (White House Plaza). A manhole cover on the sidewalk at the southwest corner of the building leading to utility will be visible. This manhole connects to the White House bunker.

Notable loot

  • Three mini nukes - At the top of the stairs, located left of the entrance.
  • Fat Man - Next to the three mini nukes.
  • A copy of Pugilism Illustrated - In the utility tunnel on a table near a workbench in the southeast corner of the local map.


  • This area is radioactive (6-7 rads/second) as soon as one progresses through the door out of the utility tunnel. This is the door to Pennsylvania Avenue.
  • If the player character has a companion, they may get to the Fat Man first and take it, creating a potentially lethal risk as followers do not take the splash radius of the attack into account.
  • It is possible for the two skeletons placed with the three mini nukes and two RadAways to glitch and knock the items either under or out of the map so they become unattainable.
  • The Oval Office in the Whitespring bunker is named and modeled after the President's office in the White House.


The White House appears only in Fallout 3, and is mentioned in its add-ons Broken Steel and Mothership Zeta,[4] Fallout 4,[3] and Fallout 76.[2][5][1]

Behind the scenes

  • The White House is based on the government building of the same name, located in Washington, D.C.
  • The building was depicted in a promotional Boston Bugle newspaper.[Non-game 1]