Declaration of Independence to be on display at Georgia Capitol

Do you want to see a copy of the Declaration of Independence?

Then you need to be at the Georgia Capitol in Atlanta between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Georgia’s recorded copy of the historic document will be on display in honor of Georgia Day, according to the Secretary of State's office. The Royal Charter that made Georgia a colony in 1733 will also be on display.

“Georgia Day is a celebration of our state’s history,” Secretary of State Karen Handel said. “We are proud to showcase our history by exhibiting the document that formed our colony and the document that made us a part of this great country.”

The Georgia Archives has limited public viewing of its copy of the Declaration in order to mitigate the fading, deterioration and other damage caused by frequent exhibits, according to a release from the state.