It's a simply designed but important exhibit that translates the power of words to express ideas which has steered the United States for over 200 years. Great Essentials is in reference to written words of John Adams, second U.S. president.
Entry to Great Essentials is included in the free ticket to Independence Hall. Because of the fragile nature of the documents, the room is very dimly lit and flash photography is discouraged. Visit nps.gov for more information.