Great Essentials Exhibit in the West Wing

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Great Essentials Exhibit in the West Wing - Articles of Confederation
Great Essentials Exhibit in the West Wing - Constitution of the United States
Great Essentials Exhibit in the West Wing - Declaration of Independence
Great Essentials Exhibit in the West Wing - entrance

Great Essentials Exhibit in the West Wing Philadelphia Reviews

WalterC WalterC
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While not essential to see, but still worth a stop see the foundation of US Sep 29, 2016
Located in the West Wing of Independence Hall, the Great Essentials Exhibit in the West Wing might as well be a separate attraction, as there is a different entrance to enter.

This part of the building, houses the copies of the following documents… Declaration of Independence, US Constitution and Articles of Confederation. Displayed in the dark, to protect them from light, you will have to lift the cover to see them. And because of all this, flash photography is not allowed. I did take photos of them and posted them here, but they are hard to see.

Also on display, is the silver inkstand, which was used during the signing of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution.

Now, I have been told that these copies are older than the copies at the National Archives in Washington DC. Whatever the case, a visit to this place is very much worth it. And it can be seen quickly, to see a piece of history, as well as the foundation of this nation, which continues to stand to this day.

Admission is free, and can be seen without a guided tour. A ranger is on staff, to answer any questions.
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Declaration of Independence
Constitution of the United States
Articles of Confederation
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