The Gilded Cage is a mission in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Mission overview

The gang attend a party hosted by the Mayor of Saint Denis. While at the party, they meet with Bronte, and look for job opportunities.


After arriving at the party, Arthur will go and start talking with a group of wealthy citizens, including the Mayor Lemieux. Here, he removes a drunk man harassing the mayor from the party, endearing himself to the mayor.

Afterwards, the mayor's butler will appear and informs the mayor that Leviticus Cornwall telephoned the house and demand that mayor sign some documents. The mayor thanks his servant for informing him. Dutch will hear the conversation and tells Arthur to follow the servant.

Arthur will to steal documents from mayor's desk and leaves with the gang.

Gold Medal Objectives

  • While at the party, pour some drinks, compliment a guest’s attire, accept a gift and save a life.
  • Follow the servant without being detected.

Video walkthrough


  • The mission's title is a pun on the term "Gilded Age," which has come to refer to the 1870-1900 era of United States history known for excesses in wealth, power, and corruption among elite society. The term itself comes from The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today, an 1873 satiric novel by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner.
  • Lenny Summers is the driver of the coach that Hosea, Dutch, Bill, and Arthur are inside when arriving at the mayor's residence. Upon leaving, Dutch can be heard saying, "Here's Lenny."
  • In the ending cutscene. Arthur can be seen waking up on a stack of bags instead of on his bed.


Red Dead Redemption 2 mission walkthroughs
Chapter 4: Saint Denis
"The Joys of Civilization""No, No and Thrice, No""Angelo Bronte, A Man of Honor""Help a Brother Out""Horsemen, Apocalypses""Fatherhood and Other Dreams""A Fine Night of Debauchery""American Fathers I""American Fathers II""Brothers and Sisters, One and All""The Gilded Cage""Urban Pleasures""Country Pursuits""Revenge is a Dish Best Eaten""Banking, The Old American Art"
Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 5Chapter 6Epilogue, Part 1Epilogue, Part 2
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