Statue of Liberty
Find a Name on the Wall

Wall of Honor

Celebrate the
Immigrant Experience

The American Immigrant Wall of Honor, unveiled in 1990, celebrates the immigrant experience – individuals who arrived by ship, by plane, and by foot; those who endured forced migration from slavery; the country’s earliest settlers; and the land’s indigenous peoples.

Thanks to our generous supporters, the Wall of Honor has been a tremendous success; so much so that existing panels are officially full!

We thank you for being part of this monumental project, which has helped the Foundation 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

Read our blog, The Torch, for more about the Wall of Honor and other Foundation activities.

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.