Statue of Liberty
Find a Name on the Wall

Wall of Honor

Dreams of a
New Life

The American Immigrant Wall of Honor, unveiled in 1990, honors over 800,000 immigrants who came here by ship, by plane, and by foot; honors those who endured forced migration from slavery; and remembers our own earliest settlers, America’s indigenous peoples.

Thanks to our generous supporters, the Wall has been a tremendous success; so much so, that the Wall of Honor is officially full.

We thank you for your support in this monumental project over the years, which has helped the Foundation to fulfill our mission to preserve and restore the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

Stay tuned for updates on our next project to honor your family history!

Should you have questions or wish to be notified about ways to honor your family history in the future, please email us at

Visit the Wall of Honor
on Ellis Island

Overlooking the Manhattan skyline, the Wall is just outside the National Museum of Immigration. If you’re arranging a trip to visit, you can look up your family’s name before your visit or on site at one of our Wall of Honor kiosks on Ellis Island.

History of NY Immigration

From 1820 to 1957, New York welcomed over 65 million immigrants from around the globe in search of new opportunity. Over 800,000 immigrants and beloved ancestors are honored on the Wall of Honor.

The Role of The Foundation

Keeping History Alive

The Foundation keeps the voice of Ellis Island alive. We help modern Americans understand our heritage and foster appreciation for the vibrancy and diversity of our national identity.