Old North Church

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Old North Church
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Site
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Map MarkerOld North Church
People
FactionsThe Railroad
Connections
Connects toRailroad HQ
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The Old North Church is a location in the Commonwealth.

Background[edit | edit source]

Built in 1723, the Old North Church is the oldest standing church in Boston. Its 191 foot tall steeple also makes it the tallest church in Boston. On the night of April 18, 1775, British Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith marched with 700 British soldiers to Concord on a mission to disarm the rebels. Using a plan devised by Paul Revere, Robert Newman climbed to the top of this church and lit two lanterns to alert patriots that the Redcoats were coming up the Charles River, thus inspiring Longfellow's famous verse, "One if by land, two if by sea." The battles of Lexington and Concord that followed would start the American Revolutionary War.[1][2] The graves in its lower crypt include those of Major John Pitcairn, a British Army officer at the Battle of Bunker Hill, and William Shippard.

In the 23rd century, the area appears to have been overrun by ferals. However, in reality, it is the secret headquarters of the synth-liberating Railroad, hidden in the catacombs beneath the historic site.[2]

Layout[edit | edit source]

The church itself is a wreck. The derelict interior has little in the way of loot and is primarily filled with feral gouls. A stairway to the west leads up to the church's steeple and rooftop.

The real attraction lies in the catacombs, accessed through a stairwell near the altar in the east. At the end of the catacombs is a small Freedom Trail marker which can be rotated. Spelling out RAILROAD using the letters on the edges grants access to the Railroad HQ.

Notable loot[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

The Old North Church appears only in Fallout 4.

References

  1. Old North Church Freedom Trail plaque
  2. 2.0 2.1 Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Collector's Edition p.466-467: "[13.02] OLD NORTH CHURCH
    Built in 1723, the Old North Church is the oldest standing church in Boston. Its 191-foot-tall steeple also makes it the tallest church in Boston. On the night of April 18, 1775, Lieutenant Colonel Smith marched with 700 British soldiers to Concord on a mission to disarm the rebels. Using a plan devised by Paul Revere, Robert Newman climbed to the top of this church and lit two lanterns to alert patriots that the Redcoats were coming up the Charles River. This inspired Longfellow’s famous verse “One if by land, two if by sea.” The battles of Lexington and Concord that followed would start the American Revolution.
    This is part of the Freedom Trail. The number “1” is daubed on the circular ground plaque pointing at the letter “R.” The insignia of the Railroad can be seen above the information plaque at the entrance.
    The Railroad Headquarters is the base of operations for this faction. It contains their senior members (two of whom offer excellent trading opportunities). There’s a wall showing the “code” the Railroad uses for marking stashes and areas they’ve investigated. Be sure to utilize the escape tunnel, which allows quicker access to and from this location in the future. It brings you out by the river, northwest of the Old North Church."
    (Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Map)
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